An artificial open waterway constructed to transport water, to irrigate or drain land, to connect two or more bodies of water, or to serve as a waterway for watercraft. CanalDitch also exists as an NHDArea. May be a named feature.

Photo by Michael Collier.

Canals oftentimes have an engineered appearance. While bidirectional  flow is common in Canals and some other natural features,

this type of flow is not modeled in the NHD.


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Canal/Ditch Type - aqueduct


Canal/Ditch Type - stormwater


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