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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Ein Ashkaf and Ein Khod - Israel's secret springs

The Jerusalem Post 04 Jun 2020
Our country’s natural springs are full of blessed water, and this is great news for anyone who loves hiking to any of the multiple springs spread throughout the Judean Hills ... EIN ASHKAF ... A number of agricultural discoveries were found near the spring, such as remains of terrace farming, irrigation canals and a dam ... Directions ... EIN KHOD ... Location ... ....

2020 Canalway Challenge underway

Niagara Gazette 27 May 2020
Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor invites New Yorkers to take part in the 2020 Canalway Challenge, tracing history and tracking miles along New York’s canals and Canalway Trail. Part fitness challenge, part journey of discovery, the Canalway Challenge is free and registration is open to people of all ages and abilities....

Dry Gujarat: NDRF team dives into canal to find stolen 'mudda-maal' liquor bottles

Deccan Herald 23 May 2020
It worked and the divers finally found dozens of liquor bottles from the depth of the canal which are said to have been "stolen from a police station and dumped in the canal in the apprehension of being caught."The mysterious discovery of liquor, which is prohibited in the state ......

Challenge promoting health, history along state’s canals

The Post 20 May 2020
... Challenge, tracing history and tracking miles along New York’s canals and Canalway Trail....

Dublin city bridge closed following discovery of suspected explosive device

The Irish Times 13 May 2020
The bridge was closed earlier on Wednesday evening following the discovery of a suspicious object in the Grand Canal. Coronavirus Q&A ... Dublin Traffic ... Updates to follow.— An Garda Síochána (@GardaTraffic) May 13, 2020 ... ...  . ....

Delhi: Day after fire, hundreds wait in the open as govt rushes to arrange shelter

Indian Express 12 Apr 2020
Though DUSIB employees and the caretaker alleged a group of agitated men attacked the volunteers, several shelter inmates had complained that the volunteers allegedly manhandled them, forcing one of them to “jump in the canal”....

Dead man found in canal in Trenton

The Trentonian 27 Mar 2020
The discovery was made about 2.45 p.m....

Locks district�recruiting volunteers for upcoming season

Lockport Union-Sun 08 Mar 2020
Guides lead visitors to points of interest in the Locks District, as well as the Erie Canal Discovery Center and Locks District Museum, and provide history of the area ... "So, they have a lot of pride in the historic attractions that we have in Lockport, that we have in the Erie Canal Discovery Center, as well as the Lockport Locks....

People’s Light presents impressive ‘Shakespeare in Love’ adaptation for the stage

Philadelphia Daily News 04 Mar 2020
Here, the ingenue, Taysha Marie Canales (Viola), delivers an earnest but uneven performance, working a bit ... He and Canales literally race through the climactic discovery scene of Act I, giving neither their emerging affections nor Shakespeare’s verse the necessary focus and depth....

Un film d'horreur tourné à La Baie avec des acteurs de New York

Radio Canada 04 Mar 2020
Un film d’horreur indépendant a été tourné en presque totalité à La Baie sur une période de deux semaines en février ... Elle est la codirectrice, productrice et elle a écrit le scénario. L’histoire se déroule dans un chalet isolé du nord du Québec ... Des anecdotes ... Il travaille actuellement sur une série pour Discovery, l’équivalent anglais du Canal D ... ....

Vidgo provides competitive streaming options in both English and Spanish

The Daily Dot 15 Feb 2020
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Niagara History Center hiring summer intern

Lockport Union-Sun 29 Jan 2020
The office assistant will work primarily at Niagara History Center headquarters, 215 Niagara St., and also at Erie Canal Discovery Center, 24 Church St., and Bond-Hawley House, 143 Ontario St., all in Lockport ... assist in interpreting the Erie Canal Flight of ......

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