A narrow part of a navigable waterway.

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OVERFLOW CHANNEL

An artificial waterway for conducting water away from an overflowing structure such as a reservoir or canal.

LOCK GATE

A movable barrier separating the water in an upper or lower section of waterway from that in the lock chamber.

BLOCKSHIP

A vessel sunk deliberately to block a waterway to prevent the waterwayʹs use by an enemy.

LATERAL MARK

A navigation aid intended to mark the sides of a channel or waterway

COLLISION AVOIDANCE SYSTEM

An electronic system commonly used to prevent collisions in inland navigable waterways.

AWO

American Waterway Operators. The national trade association for the barge and towing industry and the shipyards employed in the repair and construction of these craft.

DOCK

A structure built along, or at an angle from, a navigable waterway so that vessels may lie alongside to receive or discharge cargo. Sometimes, the whole wharf is informally called a dock.

INLAND WATERS

Term referring to lakes, streams, rivers, canals, waterways, inlets, bays and the like.

BAYOU

A minor, sluggish waterway or estuaries creek, generally tidal or with a slow or imperceptible current, and with its course gener- ally through lowlands or swamps, tributary to or connecting with other bodies of water. Various specific meanings have been implied in different parts of the southern United States. Sometimes called SLOUGH.

CANAL

1. An artificial waterway for navigation. 2. A long, fairly straight natural channel with steep sloping sides. 3. Any water- course or channel. 4. A sluggish coastal stream, as used locally on the Atlantic coast of the U.S.

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