Thesaurus Term/Concept: WING DAM

Identifier -15
Class MONUMENT TYPE
Status Candidate
Index? Yes
Scope Note A wing dam or wing dyke is a man-made barrier that, unlike a convential dam, only extends partway in to a river. These structures force water in to a fast-moving centre channel, which reduces the rate of sediment accumulation, thereby aiding navigation.

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Monument Type MDR14877 ?Wing dam (remains of), south of the River Trent, Melbourne (Monument)
Monument Type MDR14875 ?Wing dams (remains of), south of the River Trent, Foremark (Monument)
Monument Type MDR14876 ?Wing dams or bank revetments (remains of), south of the River Trent, Foremark (Monument)