The Sukkur barrage
is a barrage
across the Indus river
near the city of Sukkur
. It was built during the British Raj
from 1923 to 1932 as the Lloyd Barrage
to help alleviate famines caused by lack of rain. The barrage enables water to flow through what was originally a 6166 mile long network of canals, feeding the largest irrigation
system in the world, with more than 5 million acres (20,000 km²) of irrigated land.
The retaining wall has sixty-six spans, each 60 feet wide; each span has a gate which weighs 50 tons.
Lansdowne Bridge Rohri
few years ago the regulators of sukkur barrage replaced by Descon international company with the help of sindh irrigation engineers
- The Wonder Encyclopedia for Children (1933), Odhams Press Limited