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  1. canals

    Canals or artificial waterways are waterways or engineered channels built for drainage management (e.g. flood control and irrigation) or for conveyancing water transport vehicles (e.g. water taxi). They carry free, calm surface flow under atmospheric pressure, and can be thought of as artificial rivers. In most cases, a canal has a series of dams and locks that create reservoirs of low speed current flow. These reservoirs are referred to as slack water levels, often just called levels. A canal can be called a navigation canal when it parallels a natural river and shares part of the latter's discharges and drainage basin, and leverages its resources by building dams and locks to increase and lengthen its stretches of slack water levels while staying in its valley. A canal can cut across a drainage divide atop a ridge, generally requiring an external water source above the highest elevation. The best-known example of such a canal is the Panama Canal. Many canals have been built at elevations, above valleys and other waterways. Canals with sources of water at a higher level can deliver water to a destination such as a city where water is needed. The Roman Empire's aqueducts were such water supply canals.

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  1. canalsnoun

    Plural noun of the word canal.

    The city has beautiful canals and people are allowed to moor their canal boats and houseboats on them, it makes for a beautiful sight.


    Submitted by MaryC on October 18, 2016  

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. CANALS

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Canals is ranked #52482 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Canals surname appeared 395 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Canals.

    86.5% or 342 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    12.9% or 51 total occurrences were White.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of canals in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of canals in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of canals in a Sentence

  1. Ghulam Sakhi:

    The government paid no attention to the sites and didn't build canals to divert flood water, we have warned the government about the dire condition of the citadel but no one visited.

  2. Brian Howell:

    They’re draining canals, they’re checking homes, they’re doing everything they can do.

  3. Angelique Hilaire:

    I can't afford to rent anywhere else, every time it rains I pray to God for it to stop. But what can I do ? Even a short downpour can leave the capital flooded as piles of rubbish on the streets and debris filled canals block drains, which exacerbates flooding. Natural disasters linked to climate change will only get more frequent and extreme in the future, experts say. Decades of deforestation have left Haiti even more exposed to natural disasters, with less than three percent of its original forest cover still intact, according to the UNDP. This causes soil erosion and reduces the ability of soil to retain water, making Haiti more vulnerable to flooding and landslides. During heavy rainfall, there are few trees to stop water washing down the bare mountains. While 5.5 million tree seedlings have been planted in Haiti by the UNDP since 2010, not enough has been done to stop people cutting down trees in the first place. Selling charcoal, which comes from burning wood, is used for cooking and is a key source of income for many Haitians living in the countryside. .

  4. Paul Betancourt:

    We are draining a finite supply of water, it was ugly last year, and it's going to get uglier this year California is increasing distribution from a separate state-operated system of reservoirs and canals with fewer mandatory obligations. The State Water Project announced last month that The State Water Project could provide local agencies and farmers 15 percent of the water they requested, up from 5 percent last year. Some communities and endangered wildlife that rely on federal water will receive some water but still suffer cuts. Urban areas, including the San Francisco Bay Area and Sacramento area, will receive a quarter of typical water allotments but could receive more if public health is threatened. The water in the snowpack, California's primary water source, is at a fifth of its normal level, according to state officials. Federal officials said they don't expect a snow survey next week to show improved conditions. With enough precipitation, The State Water Project can provide more water later in the year. Paul Wegner, president of the California Farm Bureau Federation, said the federal government's announcement is another sign California needs to speed up construction of water storage projects and to reform laws requiring the government to prioritize water to preserve the environment and fish species.

  5. Lisa Shaw:

    There's a whole community that live around the canals there, it's lovely to see people continuing to care for the canals, to litter-pick. They feel like they can take responsibility for their local waterways.

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