Looks a little precarious to me. I think letting the water do the work makes a lot more sense.
Both systems make sense depending upon the terrain. It looks like the Russian version takes advantage of a long slope up the side of the water course while the US system could be nearly vertical.
That shows there's more than one way to skin a cat. As for water conservation, I wonder if it make a difference? Does look precarious.
I suppose the Rooskies had a good reason for doing it that way and perhaps it was driven by the terrain. That's a heck of a machine that moves the barge.
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