Canals: Overview

Canals are man-made, artificial ditches that are generally created pursuant to an easement  or in conjunction with condemnation of land for that purpose. When insuring property that abuts or is crossed by a canal, an exception should be made as to title to any portion of the land located within the boundaries of the canal. If the property is subject only to an easement for canal purposes, an exception should be made for such easement.