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  • Abandoned canal

  • Abandoned watercourse

    A former stream or distributary no longer carrying flowing water, but still evident due to lakes, wetland, topographic or vegetation patterns.

  • Abandoned well

  • Anabranch

    A diverging branch flowing out of a main stream and rejoining it downstream.

  • Anchorage

    An area where vessels may anchor.

  • Aqueduct

    A conduit used to carry water.

  • Bank(s)

    An elevation, typically located on a shelf, over which the depth of water is relatively shallow but sufficient for most surface navigation.

  • Bay

    A coastal indentation between two capes or headlands, larger than a cove but smaller than a gulf.

  • Bays

    Coastal indentations between two capes or headlands, larger than a cove but smaller than a gulf.

  • Bight(s)

    An open body of water forming a slight recession in a coastline.

  • Bog(s)

    A wetland characterized by peat forming sphagnum moss, sedge, and other acid-water plants.

  • Canal

    An artificial watercourse.

  • Canal bend

    A conspicuously curved or bent section of a canal.

  • Canal tunnel

    A tunnel through which a canal passes.

  • Canalized stream

    A stream that has been substantially ditched, diked, or straightened.

  • Channel

    The deepest part of a stream, bay, lagoon, or strait, through which the main current flows.

  • Confluence

    A place where two or more streams or intermittent streams flow together.

  • Coral reef(s)

    A surface-navigation hazard composed of coral.

  • Cove(s)

    A small coastal indentation, smaller than a bay.

  • Crater lake

    A lake in a crater or caldera.

  • Crater lakes

    Lakes in a crater or caldera.

  • Current

    A horizontal flow of water in a given direction with uniform velocity.

  • Cutoff

    A channel formed as a result of a stream cutting through a meander neck.

  • Distributary(-ies)

    A branch which flows away from the main stream, as in a delta or irrigation canal.

  • Ditch

    A small artificial watercourse dug for draining or irrigating the land.

  • Ditch mouth(s)

    An area where a drainage ditch enters a lagoon, lake or bay.

  • Dock(s)

    A waterway between two piers, or cut into the land for the berthing of ships.

  • Docking basin

    A part of a harbor where ships dock.

  • Drainage canal

    An artificial waterway carrying water away from a wetland or from drainage ditches.

  • Drainage ditch

    A ditch which serves to drain the land.

  • Estuary

    A funnel-shaped stream mouth or embayment where fresh water mixes with sea water under tidal influences.

  • Fishing area

    A fishing ground, bank or area where fishermen go to catch fish.

  • Fishponds

    Ponds or enclosures in which fish are kept or raised.

  • Fjord

    A long, narrow, steep-walled, deep-water arm of the sea at high latitudes, usually along mountainous coasts.

  • Fjords

    Long, narrow, steep-walled, deep-water arms of the sea at high latitudes, usually along mountainous coasts.

  • Former inlet

    An inlet which has been filled in, or blocked by deposits.

  • Geyser

    A type of hot spring with intermittent eruptions of jets of hot water and steam.

  • Glacier(s)

    A mass of ice, usually at high latitudes or high elevations, with sufficient thickness to flow away from the source area in lobes, tongues, or masses.

  • Gulf

    A large recess in the coastline, larger than a bay.

  • Harbor(s)

    A haven or space of deep water so sheltered by the adjacent land as to afford a safe anchorage for ships.

  • Headwaters

    The source and upper part of a stream, including the upper drainage basin.

  • Hot spring(s)

    A place where hot ground water flows naturally out of the ground.

  • Icecap

    A dome-shaped mass of glacial ice covering an area of mountain summits or other high lands; smaller than an ice sheet.

  • Icecap depression

    A comparatively depressed area on an icecap.

  • Icecap dome

    A comparatively elevated area on an icecap.

  • Icecap ridge

    A linear elevation on an icecap.

  • Inlet

    A narrow waterway extending into the land, or connecting a bay or lagoon with a larger body of water.

  • Intermittent lake

  • Intermittent lakes

  • Intermittent oxbow lake

  • Intermittent pond

  • Intermittent ponds

  • Intermittent pool

  • Intermittent reservoir

  • Intermittent salt lake

  • Intermittent salt lakes

  • Intermittent salt pond(s)

  • Intermittent stream

  • Intermittent wetland

  • Irrigation canal

    A canal which serves as a main conduit for irrigation water.

  • Irrigation ditch

    A ditch which serves to distribute irrigation water.

  • Irrigation system

    A network of ditches and one or more of the following elements: water supply, reservoir, canal, pump, well, drain, etc..

  • Lagoon

    A shallow coastal waterbody, completely or partly separated from a larger body of water by a barrier island, coral reef or other depositional feature.

  • Lagoons

    Shallow coastal waterbodies, completely or partly separated from a larger body of water by a barrier island, coral reef or other depositional feature.

  • Lake

    A large inland body of standing water.

  • Lake bed(s)

    A dried up or drained area of a former lake.

  • Lake channel(s)

    That part of a lake having water deep enough for navigation between islands, shoals, etc..

  • Lakes

    Large inland bodies of standing water.

  • Lost river

    A surface stream that disappears into an underground channel, or dries up in an arid area.

  • Mangrove swamp

    A tropical tidal mud flat characterized by mangrove vegetation.

  • Marine channel

    That part of a body of water deep enough for navigation through an area otherwise not suitable.

  • Marsh(es)

    A wetland dominated by grass-like vegetation.

  • Moor(s)

    An area of open ground overlaid with wet peaty soils.

  • Mud flat(s)

    A relatively level area of mud either between high and low tide lines, or subject to flooding.

  • Narrows

    A navigable narrow part of a bay, strait, river, etc..

  • Navigation canal(s)

    A watercourse constructed for navigation of vessels.

  • Navigation channel

    A buoyed channel of sufficient depth for the safe navigation of vessels.

  • Ocean

    One of the major divisions of the vast expanse of salt water covering part of the earth.

  • Overfalls

    An area of breaking waves caused by the meeting of currents or by waves moving against the current.

  • Oxbow lake

    A crescent-shaped lake commonly found adjacent to meandering streams.

  • Pond

    A small standing waterbody.

  • Ponds

    Small standing waterbodies.

  • Pool(s)

    A small and comparatively still, deep part of a larger body of water such as a stream or harbor; or a small body of standing water.

  • Rapids

    A turbulent section of a stream associated with a steep, irregular stream bed.

  • Ravine(s)

    A small, narrow, deep, steep-sided stream channel, smaller than a gorge.

  • Reach

    A straight section of a navigable stream or channel between two bends.

  • Reef(s)

    A surface-navigation hazard composed of consolidated material.

  • Reservoir(s)

    An artificial pond or lake.

  • Roadstead

    An open anchorage affording less protection than a harbor.

  • Sabkha(s)

    A salt flat or salt encrusted plain subject to periodic inundation from flooding or high tides.

  • Salt evaporation ponds

    Diked salt ponds used in the production of solar evaporated salt.

  • Salt lake

    An inland body of salt water with no outlet.

  • Salt lakes

    Inland bodies of salt water with no outlet.

  • Salt marsh

    A flat area, subject to periodic salt water inundation, dominated by grassy salt-tolerant plants.

  • Salt pond

    A small standing body of salt water often in a marsh or swamp, usually along a seacoast.

  • Salt ponds

    Small standing bodies of salt water often in a marsh or swamp, usually along a seacoast.

  • Sea

    A large body of salt water more or less confined by continuous land or chains of islands forming a subdivision of an ocean.

  • Seaplane landing area

    A place on a waterbody where floatplanes land and take off.

  • Section of bank

  • Section of canal

  • Section of harbor

  • Section of intermittent stream

  • Section of lagoon

  • Section of lake

  • Section of reef

  • Section of stream

  • Section of wadi

  • Section of waterfall(s)

  • Shoal(s)

    A surface-navigation hazard composed of unconsolidated material.

  • Sill

    The low part of an underwater gap or saddle separating basins, including a similar feature at the mouth of a fjord.

  • Sound

    A long arm of the sea forming a channel between the mainland and an island or islands; or connecting two larger bodies of water.

  • Spring(s)

    A place where ground water flows naturally out of the ground.

  • Strait

    A relatively narrow waterway, usually narrower and less extensive than a sound, connecting two larger bodies of water.

  • Stream

    A body of running water moving to a lower level in a channel on land.

  • Stream bank

    A sloping margin of a stream channel which normally confines the stream to its channel on land.

  • Stream bend

    A conspicuously curved or bent segment of a stream.

  • Stream mouth(s)

    A place where a stream discharges into a lagoon, lake, or the sea.

  • Streams

    Bodies of running water moving to a lower level in a channel on land.

  • Sulphur spring(s)

    A place where sulphur ground water flows naturally out of the ground.

  • Swamp

    A wetland dominated by tree vegetation.

  • Tidal creek(s)

    A meandering channel in a coastal wetland subject to bi-directional tidal currents.

  • Tidal flat(s)

    A large flat area of mud or sand attached to the shore and alternately covered and uncovered by the tide.

  • Underground irrigation canal(s)

    A gently inclined underground tunnel bringing water for irrigation from aquifers.

  • Underground lake

    A standing body of water in a cave.

  • Wadi

    A valley or ravine, bounded by relatively steep banks, which in the rainy season becomes a watercourse; found primarily in North Africa and the Middle East.

  • Wadi bend

    A conspicuously curved or bent segment of a wadi.

  • Wadi junction

    A place where two or more wadies join.

  • Wadi mouth

    The lower terminus of a wadi where it widens into an adjoining floodplain, depression, or waterbody.

  • Wadies

    Valleys or ravines, bounded by relatively steep banks, which in the rainy season become watercourses; found primarily in North Africa and the Middle East.

  • Water tank

    A contained pool or tank of water at, below, or above ground level.

  • Watercourse

    A natural, well-defined channel produced by flowing water, or an artificial channel designed to carry flowing water.

  • Waterfall(s)

    A perpendicular or very steep descent of the water of a stream.

  • Waterhole(s)

    A natural hole, hollow, or small depression that contains water, used by man and animals, especially in arid areas.

  • Well

    A cylindrical hole, pit, or tunnel drilled or dug down to a depth from which water, oil, or gas can be pumped or brought to the surface.

  • Wells

    Cylindrical holes, pits, or tunnels drilled or dug down to a depth from which water, oil, or gas can be pumped or brought to the surface.

  • Wetland

    An area subject to inundation, usually characterized by bog, marsh, or swamp vegetation.

  • Whirlpool

    A turbulent, rotating movement of water in a stream.