[Tagging] "Feature Proposal - RFC - Qanat"

Martin Koppenhoefer dieterdreist at gmail.com
Sun Jun 21 07:50:54 UTC 2020



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> On 21. Jun 2020, at 02:26, Joseph Eisenberg <joseph.eisenberg at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> > In case of a well, as the aquifer is below your starting point, I’d think you would need some kind of pump and not just gravity (at the beginning)?
> 
> Look at the diagram: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Qanat#/media/File:Qanat-3.svg or https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Qanat#/media/File:Qanat_cross_section.svg
> 
> The first part of qanat, on the uphill side, is alway slightly higher than the point where it exits the hill. The water flows downhill by gravity.



right, then where is the well? Isn’t this always about getting the water from the aquifer? And if it is a well as stated as a possibility in the wiki, how can it work with just gravity? A well means a hole dug into the ground to get access to water below the point where you are, not?


Cheers Martin 
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