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.
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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CUMBERLAND — Canal Place came to life Saturday afternoon with the sound of music and the smell of barbecue as a couple hundred people gathered for the Allegany CountyNAACP’s first ever Juneteenth celebration ... .
ISMAILIA, Egypt (Reuters) - The owners of a giant container ship that blocked the SuezCanal in March have made a new offer in a compensation dispute with the canal authority, a lawyer for the authority said on Sunday. Read full story ... .
Retiring general manager Brian Olmstead is leaving big shoes to be filled at the Twin FallsCanal Co. as he shifts his focus from delivering irrigation water to company shareholders to managing the state’s water resources ... .
Berlin — After enduring months of a so-called "dance ban" that has shuttered Berlin's nightclubs, members of the city's famous club scene have taken to a canal for a protest on party boats.With thumping beats and blaring bass, several boats ... .
A museum themed on the GrandCanal, a vast waterway connecting the northern and southern parts of China, opened to the public on Wednesday in the eastern Chinese city of Yangzhou... A museum themed on the Grand Canal, a vast waterway connecting the northern and southern parts of ...
An Egyptian court adjourned until July 4 the case of a hulking cargo vessel that blocked the SuezCanal for nearly a week earlier this year ...Ever Given blocked the canal ... The Ever Given, a giant cargo ship (Suez Canal Authority/PA).
The owners of a giant container ship that blocked the SuezCanal in March have made a new offer in a compensation dispute with the canal authority, a lawyer for the authority said on Sunday ... It had been grounded across the canal for six days, blocking hundreds of ships and disrupting global trade.
The owners of a giant container ship that blocked the SuezCanal in March have made a new offer in a compensation dispute with the canal authority, a lawyer for the authority said on Sunday. The Ever Given container ship has been anchored in a lake between two stretches of the canal since it was dislodged on March 29.
An Egyptian court on Sunday adjourned a case involving the massive cargo ship that blocked the SuezCanal for nearly a week in March. The Suez Canal Authority (SCA) is currently seeking half a billion dollars from the company that owns the vessel ... trade flowing through the canal.