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.