Tsùn – 圳

An open waterway that provides clean fresh water for drinking and irrigational use. Small ones are called “Kau 溝”, big ones are called called “Tsùn 圳”. Project: Ksôkong Tsùn Irrigation System, Taiwan Climate: Tropical savanna climate with dry-winter characteristics Year: proximity 1839 Water type: river water Landscape type: river plain Altitude: 0-20 m.a.s.l. (meters above…

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Pi – 陂

Water gate that regulates water between irrigation ditches. 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: brick, metal, wood Period: permanent Form: Point Use or Function: control

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Ksôkong Tsùn Irrigation System

A traditional irrigation system that set thethe foundation of Kaohsiung City. Man-Chuan Sandy Lin The growth of Kaohsiung is closely related to its irrigation system. The Ksôkong Tsùn irrigation system is a traditional water management and irrigation system used for the purpose of agriculture. The system dates back in 19th century and it has been…

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Pān – 汴

Water gate that regulates water between irrigation ditches. Project: Ksôkong Tsùn Irrigation System, Taiwan Climate: Tropical savanna climate with dry-winter characteristics Year: 1839 Water type: river water Landscape type: river plein Altitude: 0-20 m.a.s.l. (meters above sea level) Soil condition: alluvial soil Materials: brick, metal, wood Period: permanent Form: Point Use or Function: control

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Tsùn-thâu – 圳頭

A gate element that can control the amount of irrigation water intake. In typhoon season, the gate can be closed to protect crops from flooding. 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)…

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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…

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