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Emilia countryside around my parents' house.

The Consortium of Bonifica is an institution of Italian public law responsible for the operation and maintenance of public works and is so called (Bonifica) because it converted a land full of swamps (and relative diseases) in a tillable one full of great and little channels (like this one) for irrigation (or other use).

There are several Consortiums in Emilia, each related to the others for a better management of the availability of the water provided by the several rivers (in this zone Po, Secchia and Panaro).

Sometimes children use to bath here (as I've done too) but it is dangerous, more if the channel is larger of this one.

The several Bonificas began in the XVIII century, in separate way, but between 1900 and 1930 grew up the Consortiums, that were more regulated and supported with money.
So the agricolture in this land increased in quantity and quality and Emila became the fantastic garden that now is....

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