Name / Description

Welland Canal

Type

Canals

Length (miles)

30

Part of / Flows into

Lake Ontario/Lake Erie

Sovereignty

United States

Additional Notes

Canal constructed 1824-1829 and modified several time since, links Lakes Ontario and Lake Erie and permits ship traffic across the Great Lakes; its locks raise water level about 300 feet, to bring the lower levels of Lake Ontario up to those of the higher Lake Erie. This differential reflected in the drop of water from Lake Erie to Lake Ontario at Niagara Falls.

Related Images

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Built between 1824 and 1829 to link Lake Ontario and Lake Erie

Related Bodies of Water

Great Lakes