Notes on the Geography of India Themes: Irrigation 4: the Ganges Canal and Haridwar: Photo 27
The headworks are in the distance on the right; the gates on the left are escapes to reduce flow into the canal. The "river" here--and that's what it's taken to be by all the pilgrims who come to Haridwar--is basically the Ganges Canal: upstream a few hundred yards, in other words, control works divert the water into this course, and with the exception of water sent through the escape, the water of the pilgrims is the water of the irrigation system.
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