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]

Hawaii[edit]

  • Waiolama Canal, Hilo

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[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
State Number
of canals
Ref. State Number
of canals
Ref.

Alabama 21 [1] Montana 858 [2]
Alaska 23 [3] Nebraska 209 [4]
Arizona 289 [5] Nevada 263 [6]
Arkansas 6 [7] New Hampshire 10 [8]
California 2,903 [9] New Jersey 41 [10]
Colorado 1,888 [11] New Mexico 69 [12]
Connecticut 8 [8] New York 116 [13]
Delaware 54 [14] North Carolina 151 [15]
Florida 245 [16] North Dakota 69 [17]
Georgia 25 [18] Ohio 22 [19]
Hawaii 125 [20] Oklahoma 9 [21]
Idaho 1,540 [22] Oregon 661 [23]
Illinois 278 [24] Pennsylvania 11 [25]
Indiana 2,239 [26] Rhode Island 3 [8]
Iowa 299 [27] South Carolina 33 [28]
Kansas 27 [29] South Dakota 91 [30]
Kentucky 62 [31] Tennessee 61 [32]
Louisiana 45 [33] Texas 299 [34]
Maine 7 [8] Utah 575 [35]
Maryland 44 [36] Vermont 1 [8]
Massachusetts 26 [8] Virginia 59 [37]
Michigan 1,668 [38] Washington 237 [39]
Minnesota 1,451 [40] West Virginia 2 [41]
Mississippi 185 [42] Wisconsin 89 [43]
Missouri 287 [44] Wyoming 1085 [45]

Total canals 18,241

References[edit]

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