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Often people think that streams and creeks flush debris downstream naturally, so it is logical to dump leaves or other debris into the watercourse.  Streams and ditches that become cluttered with debris are more vulnerable to increased flooding. 

It is important that individuals refrain from dumping leaves, yard waste, or other debris into these watercourses, including the canal. PublicWorks@LambertvilleNJ.org to report the location to public works.