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Brantner Ditch, South Platte River, Brighton, Adams County, CO



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Location
South Platte River, Brighton vicinity, CO

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER CO-47
Building/structure dates: 1870 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1900 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1920 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1959 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1980 subsequent work
Significance: The ditch is the oldest irrigation system in Water District No. 2 of the South Platte River in Colorado. The ditch was constructed by pioneer farmers and continues to serve as an important component of the agricultural industry in this portion of Colorado's northeastern plains.

Subjects
Irrigation Canals
Ditches


Related Names
Brantner, Samuel
Brantner, Jonas


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. BRANTNER DITCH HEADWORKS Headgate in foreground, floodgate and South Platte River diversion dam in background
2. BRANTNER DITCH/LOWER CLEAR CREEK CANAL INTERSECTION Waste gate on the right; Lower Clear Creek Canal flowing in from the left
3. BRANTNER DITCH PARSHALL FLUME AND MEASURING DEVICE Part of the clock house can be seen on the right
4. BRANTNER DITCH FLUME OVER TODD CREEK
5. BRANTNER DITCH WASTE GATE Located a short distance upstream from the Brantner Ditch flume over Big Dry Creek
6. BRANTNER DITCH FLUME OVER BIG DRY CREEK
7. END OF BRANTNER DITCH Spillway in the foreground flowing into the Little Dry Creek; the last two lateral gates on the ditch (one hidden in the grass) in the background


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