Edogawa River Project

August 26, 2008

in Miscellaneous,News

Tokyo gets lots of typhoons each year , due to which it’s 12 million inhabitants are continually endangered by flooding. So it’s quite a big problem for the Japanese government. But most surprisingly they have come across with a brilliant idea to address this problem. So look what they have done, they have constructed the most massive pumping system which began in 1992, with the completion scheduled for 2009.This $2 billion system includes a four mile long network of tunnels connected to an 83-foot-tall storage tank and a cathedral -like structure of 59 massive pillars.

The Massive flood avoiding Tunnel

The system’s powerful turbines has the ability to pump 200 tons of water into the Edogawa River each second. The system has become a Tokyo tourist attraction, and can be visited for free.The main water tank resembles a temple and has been used in some movies and TV programs to create mystic scenes.

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