Great Ditch

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Great Ditch
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Great Ditch map
CountryUnited States
Physical characteristics
 - coordinates40°23′5″N 74°28′57″W / 40.38472°N 74.48250°W / 40.38472; -74.48250
 - elevation89 ft (27 m)
 - coordinates
40°23′39″N 74°30′27″W / 40.39417°N 74.50750°W / 40.39417; -74.50750Coordinates: 40°23′39″N 74°30′27″W / 40.39417°N 74.50750°W / 40.39417; -74.50750
Basin features
ProgressionLawrence Brook, Raritan River, Atlantic Ocean
River systemRaritan River system

Great Ditch is a drainage ditch that drains areas of the Pigeon Swamp State Park in New Jersey in the United States.


Great Ditch starts at 40°23′5″N 74°28′57″W / 40.38472°N 74.48250°W / 40.38472; -74.48250,[1] in the Pigeon Swamp State Park. It flows west, crossing Fresh Ponds Road and Route 130 before joining another stream at 40°23′39″N 74°30′27″W / 40.39417°N 74.50750°W / 40.39417; -74.50750[1] which drains into the Lawrence Brook.


This canal's purpose is to drain sections of the Pigeon Swamp to prevent flooding of Deans Rhode Hall Road, which passes through the swamp.

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  1. ^ a b "Great Ditch". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2010-07-24.

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