Removing the water from the land was a necessity to support the developing agricultural industry.  The many deep ditches that exist in the township were carefully engineered to drain the water from the fields.

Talbot road was created on a high ridge of land that was originally a trail used by the natives.  For the most part,  water on land north of Talbot road drains into lake St. Clair while water on land to the south drains into lake Erie.