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Keeping the water in the canal

             
London Canal Museum - home page Enquiry 2 Getting the water Keeping the water Finding an engineer Acts of Parliament Land for the route Getting the money
  Most engineering experience was with rivers, constantly supplied with water by nature. When building a canal, somehow the water had to be prevented from leaking away. Canal engineers needed to solve this problem so that the canal system could work effectively. Drawing - engineer considering how to retain water