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This is the waterwheel inside the Garden of El Sehaymi House that i posted some shots from it in my last photos the waterwheel is a best solution for allotment the water and here is some information about it:
Lifting water has been an age-old problem for everyone from farmers to urban designers. As it turns out, some of the simplest methods have stood the test of time, leaving at least one ancient approach to moving water to find its way to Nevada. The first water lifting device is believed to be the shaduf, which consisted of a bucket suspended from a beam resting on a wooden bar that served as a fulcrum. The Greeks invented other water lifting devices. Diodorus (first century, B.C.) claims the Nile Delta was irrigated by a water screw invented and introduced by Archimedes.
The energy of running water was first harnessed during the first century, B.C., leading to the development of the water wheel. Animals were used to drive early water wheels, but for areas with fast-flowing streams, people learned that the water itself could operate a wheel. These large wheels had wooden compartments or earthenware pots that dipped into the water and carried it to the top, where it was dumped into an aqueduct. It was certainly this basic design that inspired George W.G. Ferris, Jr., who spent much of his childhood in Nevada, to design the Ferris Wheel. It was also Pete West's inspiration when the Great Depression forced him to maximize his ability to irrigate his 250-acre ranch in Moapa Valley, north of Las Vegas.

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