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Factors to consider when considering AquaDam for your flood protection requirements

Prospective purchasers should seek independent expert flood advice. 

ManpowerWater supplyNotice of floodingProbable flood depthSpace for deplyment

Probable flood depth - we have a range of flood barriers for MFDs from 25cm to 80cm (MFD = Max Flood Depth). Smaller AquaDams are easier to install, cost less and require less space but will retain less flood depth. 

Notice of flooding - flooding associated with tidal surge is a predictable flood threat. Periods of elevated threat can be determined years in advance from tide tables - this is a typical AquaDam flood protection scenario. The other extreme is flash flooding resulting from rainfall associated with severe, multi cell, thunderstorms. AquaDam is rarely a suitable for flash floods.

Water supply - typically AquaDams are filled with water from a pond, a river or stream, the sea or a fire hydrant.

Manpower - depending upon AquaDam size and total installed barrier length will require a minimum level of manpower to install. There are any number of possible permutations but a hypothetical example - an hotel with 3 physically fit staff led by an appropriately trained manager could install a 100m / 50cm MFD flood barrier in around half a day.

Space for deployment - water filled cofferdams are typically twice as wide as they are tall.

The triple photo sequence below is part of a 6 x 25m TEXAS model AquaDam (total barrier length 150m). The TEXAS has a 190cm filled width. Installation team 4 physically fit individuals. Water will be drawn from flood water. The 6 dams and petrol water pumps and equipment are stored in a single garage.

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MFD = Maximum Flood Depth