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Channels (Waterways) (Pmhjye)

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Those parts of a river, harbor, or canal which are marked and maintained to a width and depth for commercial water transportation. Also, the bed and banks that confine the flow of surface water in a natural stream or artificial channel. Also, the courses where a stream of water runs or the closed courses or conduits through which water runs, such as a pipe. Also, open conduits either naturally or artificially created which periodically or continuously contain moving water or which form a connecting link between two bodies of water. (Source: AASHTO Glossary)
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Parts of canals and waterways (Pmhjy)
Narrower Terms
Benching (Pmhjyeb)
Channel linings (Pmhjyem)
Streambeds (Pmhjyes)
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Banks (Waterways) (Pmhjyb)
Canal linings (Pmhjyd)
Flumes (Pmhjyh)
Locks (Waterways) (Pmhjyn)
Stilling basins (Pmhjys)
Substrates (Waterways) (Pmhjyu)