Construction of Rubber Dam, Aydın

What is a rubber dam ? 

Rubber dam is an inflatable tube of rubberized fabric, which is installed across a river or spillway. The most significant advantage of the rubber dam is quick deflation by pumping out air.
The rubber dam that Dokar is constructing is composed of a 60 meter long tube with a diameter of 4,65 meters. This is the first project of its kind in Turkey. Every stage of the project except the procurement of the rubber tube, (foundation works, excavation, river dredging, installation of the rubber tube) is carried out by Dokar.
Main Benefits of the Project :
  • Water will be supplied from the river to the nearby Bafa Lake, preserving the wild life habitat.
  • Flooding and the associated damage to nearby cotton fields will be prevented.
  • More water will be stored upstream for cotton field irrigation.
  • Migration of the fish from sea to Bafa Lake through the Menderes River will not be effected.

Main Characteristics of the Rubber Dam Project

Excavation Works
6 million m³
Hauling Work10,8 milyon ton
Service Roads30 km
River Dredging28 km (on both banks of B. Menderes River)

Foundation Works36.000 mt piles
Concrete Works28.000 m³
Steel Works1.700 ton
Assembly WorksStructure composed of 60m long Bridgestone rubber tube and associated steel understructure


Mebusevleri Mah. Turgut Reis Cad. No: 5/11,
Ankara/Türkiye, 06580  


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