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Canal Technology

A canal is a man made, slow flowing river. It’s just deep enough for a canal barge and, in most places, just wide enough for two to pass. The basic idea of a canal is that it is a low friction system for moving large cargoes. It turns out, that it does a lot more. It is, for example, a Sustainable Urban Drainage System. It is a green space that helps people to relax and be happy. It is the site of some of incredible industrial heritage. But the canal has some limitations, and it needed some clever engineering to overcome those problems. Here’s the list:

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