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Notes on the Geography of India Themes: Irrigation 2: British Efforts in the South: Photo 10

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The British and, later, the government of independent India, invested a fortune developing the waters of this generally dry country. Some of the dams, like those built by Cotton, were relatively modest. This one, the Tunga Anicut, on one of the two parent streams of the Tungabhadra, is a bit more ambitious. The weir is in the background; the irrigation canal, in the foreground.

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