The Embankments

Elweir river embankmentWalls of mortared stone line the banks of The Serpentine River (Elweir City) and The Worm River (Elweir City) within the city proper. Ranging from 10 to 15 high, these walls serve as embankments that keep the river from flooding.

Throughout the section that stretches through Lowtown, protruding from the embankments are many small platforms, reached from narrow steps leading down from the tops of the walls. Tied up to these platforms are small rowboats the fishermen use. During the day, while the boats are on the river and the fishermen are dragging their nets, other people sit on the platforms and fish with hook-and-line to catch fish.

Located at various points along the walls are large, round openings – these are drains for the sewer system that keeps the lower parts of Elweir from flooding too badly. The openings are four to six feet in diameter.

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The Embankments

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