2.3.6 Canals Vs Contour Banks
188.8.131.52 Example 5
|Location of Example:
||147°50'08" East, 33°44'46" South
- Contour banks are earthen structures constructed at intervals across cultivated slopes.
- Contour banks intercept run-off and direct it into nearby Drainage or Waterbodies.
- Contour banks can be identified by the small embankments intercepting the fall of the land.
- Contour banks are not to be captured as Canals.
- Canals generally start at a water source and can end at a Reservoir, Dam or Sea.
- Contour banks differ from Canals as Canals transport water in an active manner (via pumping).
|Figure: 184.108.40.206 Representation of Contour Banks.
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