The Dalgas Canal.

In defiance of the position in the middle of the Jutlandic heath there is a lot of water in Skarrild. In addition to the well-known Skjern Stream the Dalgas Canal also has course right through the village. The canal nearly divides the village into two. It is about 20 kilometres long and was opened in 1872. The canal has been named after engineer Enrico Mylius Dalgas, who projected and guided the work digging the canal – using shovels and wheelbarrows. The canal was established as a part of the system of watering the meadows. With the water from the canal it was possible to water about 1100 hectare of farm land.