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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Abacus Media Rights Sells ‘The Battle For Britney’

Videoage 05 May 2021
and Canada, Mediengruppe RTL for Germany, Network 10 for Australia, Canal+ for France, Discovery NZ for New Zealand, RTL for the Netherlands and Luxembourg, VRT for Belgium, NRK for Norway, DR for Denmark, CANAL+ Polska for Poland, SVT for Sweden, MNET for Africa, Stod 2 for ......
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George Fritz snags 16th 'Key to the Locks' Award

Lockport Union-Sun 04 May 2021
On behalf of the Niagara County Historical Society, which presents the award, a volunteer selection panel drawn from the Lockport community chose Fritz, the owner-operator of Mills Jewelers, as a person who exemplifies the community spirit of the historic Erie Canal ... May 22 outside Erie Canal Discovery Center, 24 Church St....
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FREE TO READ | As temperatures drop, Wanted turns up the heat with its April issue

Business Day 16 Apr 2021
Publisher’s note . Dog day afternoon. A side effect of spending more time at home has been spending more time with the dogs ... Now we have two ... I assume that is the case because one is entirely missing — probably travelling down a canine alimentary canal. The survivor was being gently ruminated upon when I made this horrific discovery.LOOK ... ....
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Canal+ Polska revives Warsaw listing ambitions amid IPO boom

Metro USA 15 Apr 2021
LONDON (Reuters) – Polish pay-TV platform Canal+ Polska has revived plans for an initial public offering (IPO) in Warsaw, seeking to take advantage of a surge in European listings so far this year, a bookrunner on the deal said on Thursday ... group Discovery, plan to sell their shares in Canal+ Polska....
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TechnologyCanal+ Polska revives Warsaw listing ambitions amid IPO boom

Reuters 15 Apr 2021
Polish pay-TV platform Canal+ Polska has revived plans for an initial public offering (IPO) in Warsaw, seeking to take advantage of a surge in European listings so far this year, a bookrunner on the deal said on Thursday ... group Discovery (DISCA.O), plan to sell their shares in Canal+ Polska....
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Ireland: do Original Ideas for Door Holidays

Swords Today 11 Apr 2021
Blueways lead to discovery of lakes, canals, and rivers Thanks for a network of routes to do Canoeing, by bike and on foot ... The Royal Canal offers another novelty this season. This is the new Royal Canal Greenway, Bicycle / pedestrian path near the historic canal towpath....
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Army dealing with suspicious device near Battle of Boyne site

The Irish Times 04 Apr 2021
It is possible the device had been lodged in or close to the Boyne canal, which runs alongside the pedestrian route, for some time but that has not been confirmed....
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Army carry out controlled explosion on suspicious device near Battle of Boyne site

The Irish Times 04 Apr 2021
In a statement, the Garda said it had been alerted to the discovery of a suspicious device at Oldbridge on Sunday morning....
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Body pulled from canal with ‘multiple injuries’ as man, 21, arrested for murder

Metro UK 26 Mar 2021
A murder investigation has been launched after a body with ‘multiple injuries’ was pulled from a canal. Officers rushed to Leeds and Liverpool Canal near King Street, Leigh, at around 7am on Thursday ... The discovery was made in Leeds and Liverpool Canal near King Street, Leigh (Picture....
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Leigh death: Murder arrest after man's body found in canal

BBC News 26 Mar 2021
A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a body was found in a canal in Greater Manchester. The discovery was made in the Leeds and Liverpool Canal near King Street in Leigh at 07.00 GMT on Thursday ... ....
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Irrigation waters flow in Twin Falls County

The Bradford Era 24 Mar 2021
For the 117th time, Twin Falls Canal Co ... Water was expected to reach “The Forks” south of Hansen, where the Main Canal splits into the High Line and Low Line canals, by late Tuesday, Twin Falls watermaster Troy Jones told the Times-News ... Since 1905, water has been diverted from the Snake River into the Shoestring Canal at Milner Dam....
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Dramatic moment terrified and soaking wet kangaroo is rescued from a raging waterway

The Daily Mail 23 Mar 2021
Animal rescue group WIRES and Total Fauna Solutions rescued the Eastern Grey Kangaroo trapped in a raging canal on the east coast of Australia over the weekend. The discovery was made as wild weather and storms hit the mid-north coast to the Illawarra region on Saturday night ... RELATED ARTICLES. Previous 1 Next ... Share this article. ....
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Going back to basics in Warrens Corners

Niagara Gazette 20 Mar 2021
People are coming to Niagara County not just to see the magnificent Niagara Falls but also to visit The Underground Railroad Museum, the Niagara Power Project exhibit, Fort Niagara, Castellani Art Museum, Erie Canal Discovery Center, the canal locks, the Niagara County History Center exhibits, the historic Lockport Mill Race cave ... • • • ... ....
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