The canal inlet on the Berbice River is located some 80 km from the sea where, although subject to tidal influence, flow is fresh throughout the year. A five-door sluice controls the flow of water into the canal. The outlet on the Canje River is near the community of Wel te Vreeden. A three-door sluice controls flow out of the canal.
The Torani Canal also functions to flush saltwater out of the Canje River, especially during farm irrigation times.