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Water is source of life. For centuries, extracting water resources has not been easy in some regions of world. The importance of water in supporting growth of animals and plants is obvious. The movie 1942 tells story of a severe drought in Henan Province in 1942 that left local farmers with little to no crops and countless people fled with their families, leading to heavy casualties.
Today we have comfortable living conditions and rich water resources, but we must not forget that road to water was not easy for our predecessors. Historically, Lin County, predecessor of Linzhou, was a region of extremely low water. Although Linzhou is located in a pool, it is not like most pools. Rich water resources.
When Linzhou was mentioned before, first word people thought of was Drought. Lack of rainfall prevents local plants from getting enough water, and low vegetation cover causes large amounts of wind and sand to hit city, degrading local soil.
Linzhou is located on north and south sides of basin, and there are several rivers, but due to slope of local river bed, it cannot store water at all, but due to fact that most of accumulated river water comes from precipitation, so the distribution of water throughout year is extremely uneven. The overly steep slope causes Linzhou to face threat of flooding during high water season. Whenever a flood passes, local surface vegetation is washed away by water beyond recognition.
To solve conscription problem, many people choose to run, but there are always people who prefer to stay. Objectively speaking, leaving as a solution to water scarcity does not solve problem fundamentally.
Indeed, in 1957, Yang Gui, then head of Lin County, urged people of county to mobilize people of county to construct water conservation projects. , and people of county devoted themselves enthusiastically to construction of water conservancy and achieved great results. But all this came to naught during severe drought of 1959.
The real solution to Linzhou City's water shortage problem is construction of Hongqi Canal. During construction of Hongqi Canal, it is first necessary to solve question of where to divert water from? Yang Gui, who was head of county party committee at time, and local residents visited and inspected all sites that could be used as drinking water points.
They eventually chose Houbiduan as their drinking water point and decided to take advantage of geographical advantage, thanks to gravity of water. stream to bring water to Linzhou of each region. This project has been officially named Hongqi Canal Project. Since drinking water point in Hubiduan at that time was much higher than highest point in Lin County, it was necessary to solve drip problem in drinking water supply process.
To solve overflow problem, it is necessary to dig a line of canals over 70 kilometers long and ensure discharge of drinking water. The inhabitants of Lin County, who are not very advanced in science and technology and not rich in knowledge, found it really difficult to draw a canal line on a mountain peak, as well as take into account accurate data on drop.
But because of thirst for water, people of Lin County did not give up. In early 1960, a construction crew of 37,000 people officially entered Taihang Mountains. Most of these people were not professional canal workers. Among these people there were even many elderly people.
At that time, many people did not like this project. However, Hongqi Canal is local people's hope for survival, and they have no choice in implementing this project, which in eyes of others is very difficult and may never be realized.
The construction of Hongqi Canal required a lot of capital and labor. For China, which at that time was relatively scarce, especially in Lin County, lack of money and leadership of insufficient canal building technicians were an important factor in engineering progress.
Due to a lack of funds, people of Lin County saved their expenses. Many of tools and materials for building canal were self-made. During construction of Hongqi Canal, it was common for people to eat wild vegetables.
Approximately more than 300,000 people were invested in this project to build Hongqi Canal. Break through countless tunnels, reduce height of slope, etc., and they put a lot of effort into this.
April 5, 1965, main canal of Hongqi Canal was finally opened to water. When water flowed down Hongqi Canal, people watching water flow of Hongqi Canal along Bank applauded and celebrated, and water of Hongqi Canal flowed. At same time, tears of locals also flowed.
The completion of Hongqi Canal solved problem of local water shortage. This canal not only gives hope to locals, but is also a symbol of locals' hard struggle without fear of hardship. Since then, China has also built many canals, and whenever a new canal is built, people will always think of Hongqi Canal.
The completion of Red Flag Canal represents Chinese people's aspiration for self-improvement and striving forward, and also testifies to perseverance and perseverance of Chinese people. Today, people of Linzhou no longer face water shortages, and they should never forget how hard they worked to earn their water resources.
Don't forget about canal builders who made great efforts and sacrifices to build Hongqi Canal. Now, Linzhou has already hatted off water shortages, and happy life of Linzhou residents should also be attributed to predecessors once faced with difficulties.