In the back ground a part of World famous Lloyd or Sukkur barrage is visible.
The Sukkur barrage is a barrage across the Indus river near the city of Sukkur, Pakistan. It was built during the British Raj from 1923 to 1932 as the Lloyd Barrage to help alleviate famines caused by lack of rain. The barrage enables water to flow through what was originally a 6166 mile long network of canals, feeding the largest irrigation system in the world, with more than 5 million acres (20,000 kmē) of irrigated land.
The retaining wall has sixty-six spans, each 60 feet wide; each span has a gate which weighs 50 tons.
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- Copyright: Agha Waseem (kommoner) (74)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2008-12-08
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Nikon D40 SLR, Nikkor 18-55mm AF-S DX f3.5-5.6
- Exposure: f/4, 1/50 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2009-01-12 8:46