Might I humbly point out that a culvert with a dam at the end will not
back-up to form a mill pond reservoir unless the original water supply is
also dammed! So you need to look for a dam/weir across the main water
supply, to enable a head of water to build up to feed the culvert/mill race.
No dam, no mill,
----- Original Message -----
From: "Trevor Dunkerley" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Wednesday, July 16, 2003 11:12 AM
Subject: Re: Culverts
Can anyone point me in the direction of examples of the use of culverts
diverted off a river to provide a large head of water for driving a
water-wheel in an industrial situation.
I am currently surveying such a possible culvert. It is 4.5m wide and up to
a minimum of 3.5m in depth with a shallow dome stonework roof. The culvert
is 'S' shaped throughout its length, and up to 60m in length. At the outlet
end are the remains of an early concrete type dam presumably with a sluice
to drive an overshot wheel.
Any assistance much appreciated.
I have digi pics if required.