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The Levadas, From Irrigation Channels to Walking Trails in Madeira Island

The Levadas, From Irrigation Channels to Walking Trails in Madeira Island

Levada is an irrigation channel or aqueduct specific to the island of Madeira. The name levada derived from the word “levar”, which means “to carry”.  Madeira Island has a very rugged topography carved by numerous waterways, some of which torrential character, carrying huge flow for a short period of time and as such, could drag large sediment loads that sometimes originate […]

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