[Tagging] Drain vs ditch

Paul Allen pla16021 at gmail.com
Fri Jan 11 12:42:22 UTC 2019

On Fri, 11 Jan 2019 at 06:03, Marc Gemis <marc.gemis at gmail.com> wrote:

The wiki page you link to defines a ditch as "An small artificial free
> flow waterway used for carrying superfluous water along paths or roads
> for drainage purposes."
> I do not see the word "irrigation" in that definition. It corresponds
> more to what Graeme wrote

Depends on your perspective.

Yes, in rainy climes a drain moves water from a field that would otherwise
be waterlogged
and the water goes into a stream or the sewer system.  But in dry climes a
drain moves
water from a tank or other water supply and distribute it around a field.
Are you draining
the field or the tank?  Either way, it's a drain.

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