Training

In the Summer and Fall of 2004 the ESRGC assisted the Maryland Department of Agriculture in digitizing and annotating tax ditches and public drainage associations in selected areas on the Lower Eastern Shore. Since 2004 the ESRGC and MD Dept. of Agriculture have completed the Lower Shore and Caroline County. A comprehensive digital representation of Caroline County Tax Ditches and PDAs will be available December 2006. Tax ditches and PDA boundaries from the Wicomico, Manokin, Nanticoke, Pocomoke, Choptank, and Coastal Bays watersheds are available for free download.

Available Datasets

Tax Ditches
- Choptank River Watershed (101 KB)
- Coastal Bays Watershed (36 KB)
- Manokin River Watershed (15 KB)
- Nanticoke River Watershed (62 KB)
- Pocomoke River Watershed (116 KB)
- Wicomico River Watershed (32 KB)

PDA (Public Drainage Association)
- Coastal Bays Watershed (30 KB)
- Manokin River Watershed (13 KB)
- Nanticoke River Watershed (26 KB)
- Pocomoke River Watershed (92 KB)
- Wicomico River Watershed (16 KB)

*All datasets are in compressed .zip format. To download, click on a link and save the file to your computer. Extract all the files from the .zip file to an appropriate location on your computer. The resulting file will be a shapefile to which can be opened with GIS software.

Data Example



Example Map in pdf format