Great Ditch

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Great Ditch
Great Ditch.JPG
Great Ditch map
Country United States
Basin
Main source 89 ft (27 m)
40°23′5″N 74°28′57″W / 40.38472°N 74.48250°W / 40.38472; -74.48250
River mouth 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
Progression Lawrence Brook, Raritan River, Atlantic Ocean
River system Raritan River system

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

Course[edit]

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 Lane 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.

Purpose[edit]

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

Sister tributaries[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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

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