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The Canal de l'Ourcq is a 108.1 km 67.2 Mile long canal of in the Ile de France region Greater Paris with 10 locks. It was built at a width of 3.20m 10ft but was enlarged to 3.7m 12ft which permitted use by more pleasure boats. The canal begins at Port aux Perches Nr the village of Troesnes where it splits from the channeled River Ourcq & flows to the Bassin de la Villette where it joins the Canal Saint Martin. Paris requires 380.000 m 497.000 yds of water daily for cleaning the sewer system, gutters & parks. The Canal de l'Ourcq provides about half of the requirement. Since 1983, the waterway has been designated for use by pleasure craft & its water is designated for non drinking uses. The canal is considered part of the 130 km 80.7 Miles Parisian canal network, along with the Canal Saint Denis the bassin de la Villette & the Canal Saint Martin. The canals were created as part of the administrative management of water in Paris during the 19 century. Carp, Big Catfish, Bream, Chub, Tench, Roach, Perch, Zander & Pike. DONT FORGET TO LET THEM KNOW WHERE YOU FOUND THEM
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