2.5.3 Ditches

A public drainage ditch established under Minnesota Statutes Chapter 103E is located within this subwatershed.  Six Mile Creek was channelized as Judicial Ditch #2 in 1903.  The purpose of the ditch was to promote the public health.  The ditch served as a way to remove stagnant water and ?miasma? and helped the conversion of a large amount of land to agricultural uses.  Judicial Ditch #2 still drains agricultural land as it was originally intended when it was first constructed.