|waterway = ditch|
|A small man-made draining waterway, often found along roads.|
|Used on these elements|
|Status: in use|
|Tools for this tag|
Use waterway=ditch for simple narrow artificial waterways used to drain nearby land, to remove storm-water or similar. Ditches are usually straight (as opposed to natural streams). They may contain little water or even be dry most of the year – to mark this intermittent=yes may be used.
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- See also: Waterways
If the ditch is used for irrigation, the usage of irrigation=yes is proposed.Problematical tagging, contradicts definition of waterway=ditch.
- waterway=drain: for larger artificial waterways used for the drainage purposes, and typically lined with concrete or similar
- barrier=ditch: for dry ditches used to prevent access to the other side
- waterway=stream: for natural minor waterways
- waterway=canal: for artificial waterways created for carrying useful water or for transport