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THE PANAMA CANAL.

Issue 6 and Volume 33.

THE PANAMA CANAL. Taking it for granted that the Isthmian canal will be over the Panama route—each government concerned having now signed the treaty to that effect, it will not be without interest to give a few facts as to the maintenance of the water supply in the new undertaking. It will be remembered that the canal will not be a tidewater passageway; that project has been abandoned. As has before been told, it will cross the continental divide by means of locks, with a summit level of nearly too feet above the sea; hence, it was necessary to determine by experts whether or not the natural supply of the region in the form of nearby streams would furnish water enough for the proper operation of the canal. This is an important question, since, with the passage of every vessel through the locks, there will he a constant and considerable…

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