[Tagging] Drain vs ditch

Eugene Podshivalov yaugenka at gmail.com
Sat Jan 12 11:09:06 UTC 2019

In Belarus we have many canals which redirect part of a river flow into
another river and they are much larger than ditches but are not navigable.
Also hen a stream is straightened you would call that a ditch, but when a
river is straightened you would call it a canal.even if it is not navigable.
So to say a canal can be any size but carring useful water.

сб, 12 янв. 2019 г. в 13:26, ael <law_ence.dev at ntlworld.com>:

> On Fri, Jan 11, 2019 at 10:20:49PM +0100, François Lacombe wrote:
> > I doubt a lot about mandatory navigability of canals.
> > What about waterways intended to feed mills or fountains ?
> As other have implied, these are not called canals in UK English: but
> maybe there are exceptions. Mill streams or Mill races are the usual
> terms. I am not familiar with any special terms for fountains: I would
> expect a phrase like "piped supply" in most (underground) cases.
> ael
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