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Mosquito Ditch (Geoform)

Component: Geoform

Unique Identifier: 250

Geoform Origin Anthropogenic
Geoform Mosquito Ditch

Definition Straight, narrow channels that were dug to drain the upper reaches of salt marshes in order to control the populations of mosquitoes that breed there. However, draining the standing water also impacts populations of mosquito-eating fish that live in those waters (http://www.edc.uri.edu/restoration/html/intro/salt.htm).