Travel to India Themes: Irrigation 2: British Efforts in the South: Photo 3
Cotton went on to develop similar structures for the great deltas of the Godavary and Krishna rivers, farther north on the east coast of India. (In his day, both were part of the Madras Presidency; today they're in Andhra Pradesh.) The distribution canals were broad and slow, but there were (and are) occasional drops, like this one in the Krishna delta. The weather this day in 1981 was ferociously hot, and local boys were taking advantage of the frothing current near Machilipatnam.
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