The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

typescript - J.H. Hutton's tour diary in the Naga Hills

caption: Suggestions to help control the Keza-ru river
medium: tours
person: Whezo
location: Chakhabama (Sakhabama) Keza-ru R. Sidzu R.
date: 11.8.1925
person: Hutton/ J.H.
date: 3.8.1925-12.8.1925
person: Pitt Rivers Museum Archive, Oxford
refnum: Hutton Ms. Box 2
text: 11th
text: To Sakhabama. The Keza-ru is in spate and high at that. A third sausage is needed a few yards below the second sausage counting from the bridge. The Sidzu is also cutting in behind the big bridge, just below the point where the Keza-ru comes in. There is a rock in the middle of the stream just about there, and it might pay to put a sausage from the rock to the right bank of the Keza-ru at its mouth. Only if so it should be a low sausage so as not to turn all the current across to the left bank of the Sidzu. Probably it would be better to put it in the curve of the bank just above the bridge where the Sidzu is now cutting. At present the full force of the flood almost comes into the bank above the existing sausages. Whezo applies for an increase of pay.