Professional Papers on Indian Engineering Volume 7

Professional Papers on Indian Engineering Volume 7

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1870 edition. Excerpt: ...The left bank was cut away for about 200 more feet Bfter which the river stopped doing any further damage at this l'lnt, hut went on cutting back towards Femzepore. The mill" """t kellt 011 the spot where the hurdle had been sunk. Up t0 this time the embankment for a length of about 930 feet had been carried awaY Finding the sinking of the hurdle so successful, another and a larger one was made at the end of spur No. 11. It was l0 feet broad, 70 feet l"B', and 10 feet high, and was firmly secured with strong FPes-After one of the floods in July 1862, the river cut away its left bank and carried away the ground on which the hurdle had been Placed; the hurdle fell into the river head foremost, and caused a very 1199? h1e to be formed 011 which the river again turned. There was Nil)' 3 depth of 8 feet of von. vu. 2 P water in the river all round the hole, but with two bamboos each 'Z9 ft? long tied together. I could not touch the bottom. Therlver 0-011t1Il11!I6H cut back, a third hurdle was formed at splll' 91 'nth 5"n_lm iucem: Before anything could be done to protect 51"" N'_7' the met' 1" "pd tember, cut away its left bank still further, and carried away thedgw" on which the embankment was, between Sim" 7 and 8' and TM 8 fig; ' in the embankments of about 400 feet. Two boats were sunk at spill' 9 after which no further damage was done to the embankment. ' 15 While the river was cutting away its left banlii it threw up S1'ltt: '?nof its right bank. In October, channel No. 2, down which the man; 012 as water had flowed in the rains, settled up, when the demage 'me repaired, and the...show more

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  • Paperback | 190 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 10mm | 349g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236897544
  • 9781236897541