Talk:Channel (geography)

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do you have a picture of the channel -- [ preceding unsigned comment on 03:41, 6 November 2006 by ]

i reallyy dont get what a plain, simple channel is. i'm getting confused with all of these scientific words and whether it has something to do with sea beds and stuff :L pleaseeeee help, i have a test this week on info like thiss, so i'd really appreciatee it if someone could help mee :) pleaassseeee :) thankyou-- (talk) 18:07, 13 June 2010 (UTC)

This page is for discussing improvements to the article. If you have questions about the subject, try the reference desk. Beeblebrox (talk) 21:11, 13 June 2010 (UTC)


I would vote a strong No. A Channel has specific meaning in marine navigation and has almost nothing to do with a canal or a stream bed. --- Safemariner 17:49, 17 December 2006 (UTC)

  • No There are already far too few words on Wikipedia to describe various water systems. A channel and a riverbed are not the same thing in my mind. There are no references stating otherwise and I cannot find any. --Mattisse 21:51, 14 January 2007 (UTC)
I vote no as well, and will remove the tag, which has been on for a month. MadMaxDog 00:12, 27 January 2007 (UTC)


i want to know the methods used by civil engineers when canal crosses a river ? if you know the answer for this please reply me to <redacted> —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 05:01, 30 January 2011 (UTC)

Separate nautical meaning[edit]

The intro of this article talks about the geographic feature, while most of the article is about the nautical term. Wouldn't it be better to separate the latter to Channel (navigation) or similar? --LPfi (talk) 12:04, 15 March 2011 (UTC)

This article has now been removed from the disambig page fairway, as it is not mentioned here. I think that word is used (almost?) synonymously to channel in navigational context. I am not confident in the English terminology, so won't do anything more about it. --LPfi (talk) 08:57, 28 March 2011 (UTC)

Merge with stub page[edit]

There's a very small page that, as far as I can tell, discusses the same subject (I'm no expert). Should Stream channel be merged with this more informative page, or is there some reason for it existing? Viruli (talk) 18:59, 28 October 2012 (UTC)

I'm a meteorologist with a background in hydrology. This merge has apparently been suggested before (see above) and on the page in question's talk page. It doesn't look like there's been a whole lot of support for the idea so far. If the two articles in question are merged, hopefully this page here will be greatly expanded. Guy1890 (talk) 20:39, 26 February 2013 (UTC)
  • Support merging Stream channel to Channel (geography). They appear to treat the same topic. (If "Stream channel" is intended to be more specific, it is not sufficiently informative in its current state.) By the way, the earlier merge discussion that was rejected, above, was to merge "Channel (geography)" with Stream bed. Cnilep (talk) 06:42, 2 August 2013 (UTC)
    • Comment: A 'merge to' template was placed on Stream channel in December 2012, but no corresponding 'merge from' template was placed on Channel (geography). I have placed a template on Channel (geography) and changed the date on Stream channel. If there is no consensus to merge the pages, both templates should be removed. Cnilep (talk) 03:32, 5 August 2013 (UTC)
  • Support - These two articles are basically discussing the same thing, and they both need to be expanded significantly. Guy1890 (talk) 06:41, 5 August 2013 (UTC)

 Done. Cnilep (talk) 05:11, 9 August 2013 (UTC)

Clean up please[edit]

Look guys I know that definitions are not easyto do but could someone take a look at the text below, I can't fix it as there is no -ref- to work from:

In physical geography, a channel is a type of landform (link to unreferenced stub) consisting of the outline of a (snake sentencesfollows) path of relatively shallow and narrow body of fluid (?) (punct?) specifically its bed and banks (undefined), most commonly the confine(pl?) of a river, river delta or strait.(which is within which?)

Natural channels are (always or usually?)formed by fluvial process and are found across the Earth (any planet is what the next para states!). These are mostly formed by flowing water from the hydrological cycle, (is that like a tail race?) ....

lost the will to live at this point! --ClemRutter (talk) 20:50, 1 January 2013 (UTC)

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