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See also: qanāt
qanat (plural qanats)
- An underground conduit, between vertical shafts, that leads water from the interior of a hill to villages in the valley
- 1981, Richard Edward Chapman, Geology and Water: An Introduction to Fluid Mechanics for Geologists, page 112:
- Shafts are dug to the required level along the planned route of the qanat, every 300 m or so […] .
- 1988, Keith Stanley McLachlan, The Neglected Garden: The Politics and Ecology of Agriculture in Iran:
- Elsewhere over large areas of the plateau and the foothill regions, the qanat irrigation cultures were weakened considerably.
- 2019, Tim Mackintosh-Smith, Arabs, Yale University Press, page 127:
- Its gardens are watered by rivers that invariably flow underground, like the subterranean qanats developed by the Persians.
- For a schematic of a qanat, refer to Geology and Water: An Introduction to Fluid Mechanics for Geologists, by Richard Edward Chapman, 1981, page 112.
Declension of qanat