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A link in the management of the territorial waters
Like the other French canals, the Burgundy Canal participates in the water management at the scale of the entire territory by regulating rivers and smoothing floods for a better use of the flows. It is supplied by several reservoirs and numerous hydraulic networks made up of aqueducts, valves, weirs, ditches... It is punctuated by 189 lock sites and a few trenches to cross the 984 feet (300 m) of vertical drop on the Yonne slope and the 656 feet (200 m) on the Saône side.
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