Canal

Canals and navigations are human-made channels for water. In the vernacular both are referred to as 'canals'. The main difference between them is that a navigation parallels a river and shares its drainage basin, while a canal cuts across a drainage divide.

Types of artificial waterways

A navigation is a series of channels that run roughly parallel to the valley and stream bed of an unimproved river. A navigation always shares the drainage basin of the river. A vessel uses the calm parts of the river itself as well as improvements, traversing the same changes in height.

A true canal is a channel that cuts across a drainage divide, making a navigable channel connecting two different drainage basins.

Most commercially important canals of the first half of the 19th-century were a little of each, using rivers in long stretches, and divide crossing canals in others. This is true for many canals still in use.

Structures used in artificial waterways

Both navigations and canals use engineered structures to improve navigation:

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Event launched to help create 'City of Museums'

China.dot.org 21 May 2024
This photo taken on May 13, 2024 shows an exhibition showcasing the significant archaeological discoveries along the Grand Canal at the China Grand Canal Museum in the city of Yangzhou, east China's Jiangsu Province. (Photo by Zhang Qingyu/Xinhua) ... The launch was held at the Grand Canal Museum ... ....
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Grand Canal exhibition in China showcases archaeological findings

China Daily 15 May 2024
An exhibition showcasing the significant archaeological discoveries along the Grand Canal opened in East China's Jiangsu province on Tuesday, to mark the 10th anniversary of the ancient artificial waterway successfully being listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site ... The canal was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in China in 2014. ....
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Frank Grillo Joins James Gunn’s ‘Peacemaker’ Season 2

The Hollywood Reporter 10 May 2024
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Warner Bros. Discovery Hits $86M Streaming Unit Profit, 99.6M Subs, Studios Profit Drops 70 Percent

The Hollywood Reporter 09 May 2024
Show additional share options ... Discovery posted a first-quarter profit of $86 million for its Direct-to-Consumer (DTC) unit, which includes its streaming and premium pay-TV services, compared with a $50 million year-ago profit, after turning a full-year 2023 profit earlier this year ... Discovery Strikes Canal+, Amazon Prime Deals for Max in France ... .......
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Warner Bros. Discovery Strikes Canal+, Amazon Prime Deals for Max in France

The Hollywood Reporter 07 May 2024
Discovery said on Tuesday that it has struck a bundling partnership with French pay-TV giant Canal+ for its May 21 launch of streaming service Max in France ... The deal for this builds on an existing distribution partnership between WBD and Canal+ ... Discovery available on Prime Video Channels in France,” the company said....
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Max Set for June Launch in France With Prime Video, Canal+ Distribution Deals

Variety 07 May 2024
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