National Geographic : 1945 Jun
The Tu Kiang Cofferdam Is Broken for the Latest of Some 2,200 SummerIrrigation Seasons! By means of heavy bamboo cables, the tripods of the temporary structure have been pulled down. Farmers onthe rafts arecollecting floating timbers fortheir own use, as traditional custom permits. The white turban worn by the people is peculiar to Szechwan. A crowd ofsome 40,000 have come from theceremonies atthe Temple of Er Wang (opposite page) to witness the division of the irrigation waters.