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Originally Posted By: LukeJavan8
Here in the Northern Plains, a channel of water runoff, similar
to a canal, can be called a slough.
Here we would perhaps call that a 'sluice' (rhymes with juice). Maybe where you are it is a corruption of sluice rather than coming from the word for a marshy bog, slough, by dropping off the sibilant sound from the end? (More often though we would call such a thing an irrigation canal or table drain, or race (if associated with mining)).
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