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Dujiangyan Irrigation System

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Dujiangyan Irrigation System is an ancient technological wonder of China. More than 2,000 years ago, Li Bing (c.250-200 BC) served as a local governor of Shu State. At that time, the Mingjiang River flowed fast down from mountains. As it ran across the Chengdu Plain, it frequently flooded the Chengdu agricultural area, and local farmers suffered much from the water disaster. Li Bing and his son designed this water control system and organized thousands of local people to construct the project.

The headwork is a large hydraulic water project. It consists of three main parts: the Fish Mouth Water-Dividing Dam, the Flying Sand Fence and the Bottle-Neck Channel.

When the construction was completed, the dam system automatically diverted the Minjiang River and channeled it into irrigation canals. Gradually, the Chengdu Plain turned into one of the most fertile places in China. Since 1949, expansion has been undertaken, and at present, the system works very effectively. It irrigates farming land across 33 counties in West Sichuan Province. The system benefits local people, and the people are proud of the Dujiangyan Irrigation system.

On the 29th of November 2000, Dujiangyan Irrigation System and Mt. Qingcheng were placed on the World Cultural Heritage list.

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