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Diversion Tunnel

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A diversion tunnel iseither a permanent or temporary tunnel built essentially for the purpose of diverting something away from something else. The most common use of a diversion tunnel is to divert water.

For example, diversion tunnels are common in the construction of dams. When a dam is built, a tunnel is bored in order to divert water away from the dam construction site so that it essentially bypasses it, hence the term diversion tunnel.

A diversion tunnel may also be constructed to divert floodwaters in order to alleviate flooding, or to divert water from mountainous regions to areas experiencing a water shortage supply.[1]

[edit] References

  1. Mega water diversion tunnel project underway in NE China. China Economic Net, 2008-09-30.