Design

Various hydraulic structures are constructed across the river to function as a retention for upstream water, used for different purposes. In general, dams, weirs, and barrages function to help generate electricity, used in irrigation, and for common human needs, especially during times of flood or...

From ancient times to modern times, civilizations build dams of varying designs to divert water flow, irrigate lands and generate power supply. There is one in particular which has the reputation for fascinating historians and engineers that come across it. It is the 2000-year-old Grand Anicut...