Design

Design

There is some confusion around the difference between weirs and barrages, more particularly how they fit in the spectrum of dams category as a whole. Effectively, both weirs and barrages are what’s called headworks that are used to increase the head of water on the...

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...