Many thanks John.
Yes, your point has been realised and a dam with sluice across the main
river has been identified.
----- Original Message -----
From: "John Fulcher" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Wednesday, July 16, 2003 7:07 PM
Subject: Re: Culverts
> 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
> No dam, no mill,
> John Fulcher
> ----- 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
> Dear Listers,
> 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
> 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
> end are the remains of an early concrete type dam presumably with a sluice
> to drive an overshot wheel.
> Any assistance much appreciated.
> Kindest regards,
> I have digi pics if required.