Main canal head regulator
MAIN CANAL HEAD REGULATOR

Main canal head regulator

MAIN CANAL HEAD REGULATOR It is a masonry or concrete structure, constructe at the head of the canal taking off from the river. It is constructe U/S of the under sluices and located in one bank. Its alignment is kept at an angle varying from 90° to 120° with the axis of the weir. The head regulator consists of a number of spans separat by piers and each span is fitted with a steel gate which can be move up or down. In the grooves made in the piers, with the help of either manual labour or winches. In old regulators, the spans use to be quite small, but the modern trend is to use larger spans of 8 to 18 m. Following are the functions of a main canal head regulator. (i) To open or close the discharge in the canal and when require. (ii) To check the silt…

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