What is a qanat?

justin Johnson Minneapolis, MN


Jillian Szabo

A qan?t is one of a series of well-like vertical shafts, connected by gently sloping tunnels. They create a reliable supply of water for human settlements and irrigation in hot, arid and semi-arid climates.

Tate Atkinson

Qanat is a type of underground irrigation canal between an aquifer on the piedmont to a garden on an arid plain.

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