The West Delthak was a powerful river flowing out of the South Hanth Mountains, but frequent shallows and cataracts made anything but small, local boat traffic impossible. (map)

Development Edit

By YOG 892, engineers in Ehdwyrd Howsmyn's employ had already begun construction of a series of locks to improve navigation on the West Delthak to facilitate development of the mountains' iron deposits. More work was done down the river, and much of its water was diverted through dams and channels to create an entire series of holding pools. Aqueducts from the highest pools and channels from the lower ones led to over twenty overshot waterwheels which powered the equipment Howsmyn's company had installed. (BSRA)

References Edit