List of canals in the United States

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USA canals circa 1825

The following is a list of canals in the United States:

Transportation canals in operation[edit]

The United States also constructed the Panama Canal on territory it controlled.

Abandoned transportation canals[edit]

Irrigation, industrial and drainage canals[edit]

Arizona[edit]

California[edit]

Florida[edit]

Louisiana[edit]

Massachusetts[edit]

Michigan[edit]

Nebraska[edit]

New Jersey[edit]

Texas[edit]

Natural inlets called canals[edit]

Lynn Canal and Portland Canal in Alaska and Hood Canal in Washington are natural inlets that use the name canal.

Canals by State 18,241 total[edit]

These are man made canals in each state that have been given a name and may consist of a narrow irrigation or drainage ditch to a large ship, municipal water and/or irrigation canal. States with extensive agricultural acreage may have many hundred to thousands of canals. USGS Topographical map numbers and latitudes and longitudes of each canal, usable as inputs into Google, Bing, etc. maps, are usually given.

Canals in each State
StateNumber
of canals
Ref.StateNumber
of canals
Ref.

Alabama21[1]Montana858[2]
Alaska23[3]Nebraska209[4]
Arizona289[5]Nevada263[6]
Arkansas6[7]New Hampshire10[8]
California2,903[9]New Jersey41[10]
Colorado1,888[11]New Mexico69[12]
Connecticut8[13]New York116[14]
Delaware54[15]North Carolina151[16]
Florida245[17]North Dakota69[18]
Georgia25[19]Ohio22[20]
Hawaii125[21]Oklahoma9[22]
Idaho1,540[23]Oregon47[24]
Illinois278[25]Pennsylvania11[26]
Indiana2,239[27]Rhode Island3[28]
Iowa299[29]South Carolina33[30]
Kansas27[31]South Dakota91[32]
Kentucky62[33]Tennessee61[34]
Louisiana45[35]Texas299[36]
Maine7[37]Utah575[38]
Maryland44[39]Vermont1[40]
Massachusetts26[41]Virginia59[42]
Michigan1,668[43]Washington237[44]
Minnesota1,451[45]West Virginia2[46]
Mississippi185[47]Wisconsin89[48]
Missouri287[49]Wyoming1085[50]
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Total Canals18,241

References[edit]

  1. ^ Alabama canals[1] Accessed 14 Apr 2012
  2. ^ Montana canals[2] Accessed 14 Apr 2012
  3. ^ Alaska canals[3] Accessed 14 Apr 2012
  4. ^ Nebraska canals[4] Accessed 14 Apr 2012
  5. ^ Arizona canals[5] Accessed 14 Apr 2012
  6. ^ Nevada canals[6] Accessed 14 Apr 2012
  7. ^ Arkansas canals[7] Accessed 14 Apr 2012
  8. ^ New Hampshire canals[8] Accessed 14 Apr 2012
  9. ^ California canals[9] Accessed 14 Apr 2012
  10. ^ New Jersey canals[10] Accessed 14 Apr 2012
  11. ^ Colorado canals[11] Accessed 14 Apr 2012
  12. ^ New Mexico canals[12] Accessed 14 Apr 2012
  13. ^ Connecticut canals[13] Accessed 14 Apr 2012
  14. ^ New York canals[14] Accessed 14 Apr 2012
  15. ^ Delaware canals[15] Accessed 14 Apr 2012
  16. ^ North Carolina canals[16] Accessed 14 Apr 2012
  17. ^ Florida canals[17] Accessed 14 Apr 2012
  18. ^ North Dakota canals[18] Accessed 14 Apr 2012
  19. ^ Georgia canals[19] Accessed 14 Apr 2012
  20. ^ Ohio canals[20] Accessed 14 Apr 2012
  21. ^ Hawaii canals[21] Accessed 14 Apr 2012
  22. ^ Oklahoma canals[22] Accessed 14 Apr 2012
  23. ^ Idaho canals[23] Accessed 14 Apr 2012
  24. ^ Oregon canals[24] Accessed 14 Apr 2012
  25. ^ Illinois canals[25] Accessed 14 Apr 2012
  26. ^ Pennsylvania canals[26] Accessed 14 Apr 2012
  27. ^ Indiana canals[27] Accessed 14 Apr 2012
  28. ^ Rhode Island canals[28] Accessed 14 Apr 2012
  29. ^ Iowa canals[29] Accessed 14 Apr 2012
  30. ^ South Carolina canals[30] Accessed 14 Apr 2012
  31. ^ Kansas canals[31] Accessed 14 Apr 2012
  32. ^ South Dakota canals[32] Accessed 14 Apr 2012
  33. ^ Kentucky canals[33] Accessed 14 Apr 2012
  34. ^ Tennessee canals[34] Accessed 14 Apr 2012
  35. ^ Louisiana canals[35] Accessed 14 Apr 2012
  36. ^ Texas canals[36] Accessed 14 Apr 2012
  37. ^ Maine canals[37] Accessed 14 Apr 2012
  38. ^ Utah canals[38] Accessed 14 Apr 2012
  39. ^ Maryland canals[39] Accessed 14 Apr 2012
  40. ^ Vermont canals[40] Accessed 14 Apr 2012
  41. ^ Massachusetts canals[41] Accessed 14 Apr 2012
  42. ^ Virginia canals[42] Accessed 14 Apr 2012
  43. ^ Michigan canals[43] Accessed 14 Apr 2012
  44. ^ Washington canals[44] Accessed 14 Apr 2012
  45. ^ Minnesota canals[45] Accessed 14 Apr 2012
  46. ^ West Virginia canals[46] Accessed 14 Apr 2012
  47. ^ Mississippi canals[47] Accessed 14 Apr 2012
  48. ^ Wisconsin canals[48] Accessed 14 Apr 2012
  49. ^ Missouri canals[49] Accessed 14 Apr 2012
  50. ^ Wyoming canals[50] Accessed 14 Apr 2012

See also[edit]


Canals in the United StatesFlag of the United States
StatesAlabama | Alaska | Arizona | Arkansas | California | Colorado | Connecticut | Delaware | Florida | Georgia | Hawaii | Idaho | Illinois | Indiana | Iowa | Kansas | Kentucky | Louisiana | Maine | Maryland | Massachusetts | Michigan | Minnesota | Mississippi | Missouri | Montana | Nebraska | Nevada | New Hampshire | New Jersey | New Mexico | New York | North Carolina | North Dakota | Ohio | Oklahoma | Oregon | Pennsylvania | Rhode Island | South Carolina | South Dakota | Tennessee | Texas | Utah | Vermont | Virginia | Washington | West Virginia | Wisconsin | Wyoming
Federal districtDistrict of Columbia
Insular areasAmerican Samoa | Baker Island | Guam | Howland Island | Jarvis Island | Johnston Atoll | Kingman Reef | Midway Atoll | Navassa Island | Northern Marianna Islands | Palmyra Atoll | Puerto Rico | Virgin Islands | Wake Island