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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Three suspected gang members arrested after gun found on wasteland

Irish Independent 04 Mar 2021
Senior sources say that this week’s operation is linked to the discovery of a handgun and a quantity of drugs which were discovered buried in a wasteland on the Canal Road in Portarlington last July ... Read More ... Gardaí announced details of their operation this morning. ....
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Body found in a Phoenix canal; No word on gender or age yet

The Washington Times 04 Mar 2021
... investigating the discovery of a body in a Phoenix canal....
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Gurgaon: Man, 2 relatives arrested for throwing wife and kids into canal

Indian Express 03 Mar 2021
A Haryana man and three of his relatives have been arrested for allegedly throwing his wife and two children into a canal in Uttar Pradesh. While the woman survived, the bodies of the children were found in the canal on Wednesday morning ... UP on Monday and threw them into a canal....
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Holland America Line Opens Booking on 2022-23 Cruises That Visit Exotic Locales, Ancient Cultures and ...

Sunnyside Daily Sun 02 Mar 2021
Seventeen-day "Panama Canal & Inca Discovery" repositioning cruises at the beginning and end of the season sail between Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and San Antonio.Every South America cruise includes an overnight stay at Callao (Lima), Peru, or Buenos Aires ... Discovery sailing....
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NIAGARA DISCOVERIES: Hamilton House

Lockport Union-Sun 27 Feb 2021
Since 2005, when the History Center opened the Erie Canal Discovery Center in the former Hamilton House at Church and Ontario streets, people have told us about the good times they had there during their youth, mostly in the 1940s through the 1960s ... Erie Canal Discovery Center is currently opened on Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m....
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PM Modi inaugurates Chennai Metro, Tamil Nadu projects

International Business Times 14 Feb 2021
The Prime Minister laid the foundation stone for expansion, renovation and modernisation of the Grand Anicut Canal System here. This canal is very important for irrigation in the delta districts. The canal will be modernised at a cost of Rs 2,640 crore, which will increase the water carrying capacity in the canals....
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PM Modi to hand over 118 Arjun MK-1A tanks to Army in Chennai today

India TV 14 Feb 2021
He will also lay the foundation stone for the extension, renovation and modernization of the Grand Anicut Canal System and the Discovery Campus of IIT Madras. The canal is important for irrigation in the delta districts and the modernization exercise will cost Rs 2,640 crore, leading to an improvement in its water-carrying capacity.�....
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi address in Kochi: Highlights

The Times of India 14 Feb 2021
NEW DELHI ... PM Modi dedicates to nation BPCL's petrochemical complex in Kerala. Earlier in the day, the PM visited Chennai, Tamil Nadu where he inaugurated several projects under Chennai Metro and laid the foundation stones for Grand Anicut Canal System extension as well as Discovery Campus of IIT Madras ... People understand the importance of time ... ....
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PM Modi to visit Tamil Nadu, Kerala today; to inaugurate international cruise terminal, Chennai Metro extension

Hindustan Times 14 Feb 2021
These projects will save thousands of crores of government money by starting several initiatives within the country. PUBLISHED ON FEB 14, 2021 10.07 AM IST ... Leaving for Chennai and Kochi ... He will also lay the foundation stones for the extension, renovation and modernisation of the Grand Anicut Canal System, and Discovery Campus of IIT Madras ... .......
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PM Modi inaugurates key projects in Chennai ahead of assembly polls

Hindustan Times 14 Feb 2021
PUBLISHED ON FEB 14, 2021 06.52 PM IST ... I told them one thing ... I understand their emotions ... He also laid the foundation stone for two projects-- the renovation of the Grand Anicut Canal System crucial for irrigation in the delta districts to be taken up at ₹2,640 crore and a Discovery Campus to come up at IIT Madras for ₹1000 crore in the first phase....
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PM Modi to visit Tamil Nadu, Kerala today

Beijing News 13 Feb 2021
The canal is important for irrigation in the delta districts. The modernization of this canal will be taken up at a cost of Rs 2,640 crores and will lead to an improvement in the water carrying capacity of the canals.PM Modi will also lay the foundation stone for the Discovery Campus of IIT Madras....
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PM Modi to visit Tamil Nadu, Kerala tomorrow, launch development projects

Hindustan Times 13 Feb 2021
He will also lay the foundation stone for the extension, renovation and modernisation of the Grand Anicut Canal System. The canal is important for irrigation in the delta districts. The modernisation of this canal will be taken up at a cost of Rs.2,640 crore and will lead to an improvement in the water carrying capacity of the canals....
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PM Modi to visit Tamil Nadu and Kerala

Beijing News 13 Feb 2021
Prime Minister will lay the foundation stone for the extension, renovation and modernization of the Grand Anicut Canal System. The canal is important for irrigation in the delta districts. The modernization of this canal will be taken up at a cost of Rs.2,640 crore and will lead to an improvement in the water carrying capacity of the canals....
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