Agra Canal

Agra Canal

The Agra Canal is an important Indian irrigation work which starts from Gurgaon in Haryana. The Agra canal originates from Okhla barrage down stream of Nizamuddin bridge. [ [http://irrigation.up.nic.in/achievements.htm Agra Canal Modernization Project] ] , opened in 1874.

In the beginning, it was available for navigation, in Delhi, Gurgaon, Mathura and Agra Districts, and Bharatpur State, which was stopped in 1904.

The Canal receives its water from the Yamuna River at Okhla, about 22 KM below in Delhi. The weir across the Yamuna was the first attempted in Upper India upon a foundation of fine sand; it is about 800-yard long, and rises seven-feet above the summer level of the river.

From Okhla the canal follows the high land between the Khari-Nadi and the Yamuna and finally joins the Banganga river about nowrap|20 miles below Agra. Navigable branches connect the canal with Mathura and Agra [ [http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/1911_Encyclop%C3%A6dia_Britannica/Agra_Canal Agra Canal] 1911.] .

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