Rubber dam is a new type of hydraulic structure
compared with steel sluice gate, which is made of high-strength
synthetic fabrics and compound rubber, anchored in the concrete
foundation to form a sealed air bag inflated with air or water in
dry seasons to store water. In rainy seasons, air or water inside
of rubber bag would be discharged to help release floodwater from
Compared with common civil works, the advantages of rubber dam are
cheap engineering budget, shorter construction time, longer service
life, simplified maintenance and improved vibration resistance.
Rubber dam can be adjusted at any height and overflowed so it is
widely used for irrigation, power generation, flood control and
urban landscaping in many areas.