Thê – 堤

Thê – 堤

A linear obstacle built perpendicular to a river to guild and direct water to the river water inlet for irrigation ditch.

  • Project: Ksôkong Tsùn Irrigation System, Taiwan
  • Climate: Tropical savanna climate with dry-winter characteristics
  • Year: 1839
  • Water type: river water
  • Landscape type: river plain
  • Altitude: 0-20 m.a.s.l. (meters above sea level)
  • Soil condition: alluvial soil
  • Materials: bamboo, excavated earth
  • Period: proximity from every October until next July (re-built every October during the dry season and got flooded away during typhoon season.)
  • Form: Point
  • Use or Function: Direction