The Engineering Works of the Kistna Delta; A Descriptive and Historical Account Volume 1

The Engineering Works of the Kistna Delta; A Descriptive and Historical Account Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1899 edition. Excerpt: ... idea of a bridge over the Anicut was thus wisely laid to rest for ever, and till the construction of the Kailway bridge in 1893 all the traffic had to continue to be carried across the river in boats when the water was passing over the crest of the Anicut; during the "dry seasons" however, when water was below the crest, the Anicut itself was, and is, used as a roadway, its stonework being at such times protected by a thick covering of sand. Within a very few years of the completion of the Anicut it became evident that it was not high enough, with reference Anicut not high Jj of of Head sluioe(j enough. "Main" Canals from them, to secure to the delta a sufficient supply of water when the season of floods was past and the river stood but little above the orest of the work. To meet this difficulty it became the oustom at the close of each flood season to raise on the crest of the Anicut a rough stone wall 4 feet high and 6 feet broad; this was removed before the first freshes and the stone of which it was constructed was used in repairs of the apron or added to the "talus." This arrangement remained in force till 1891; the wall could not be put up till the river had fallen to but little over the anicut and then it took considerable time to bring the stone in boats and place it in position; also even when completed there was of course great leakage through it, so that at a oritical time of year for the wet crops, there was a sad waste of much needed water. At last the wet cultivation dependent Baising Anicut by 1 on Anicut had so increased that it became foot solid, with grooved evident that a more efficient arrangement was posts to take planks. nveesBary and in 1890 the then Chief Engineer for Irrigation (Mr. Walch) more

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  • Paperback | 64 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 132g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236520416
  • 9781236520418