Burlington Ditch, South Platte River Drainage Area, Water District N, Brighton, Adams County, CO
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Water District N, Brighton vicinity, CO
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Documentation compiled after 1968.
Survey number HAER CO-45
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (FN-7).
Building/structure dates: 1888 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1912 subsequent work
Significance: The ditch is part of one of the largest irrigation systems in northeastern Colorado, and has served as an integral part of the local farm economy.
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)
1. BURLINGTON DITCH HEADGATE Long View
2. BURLINGTON DITCH HEADGATE Close View
3. BURLINGTON DITCH HEADGATE Headgate mechanism in the foreground; South Platte River in the background
4. BURLINGTON DITCH/SAND CREEK INTERSECTION The Burlington Ditch is being siphoned below Sand Creek
5. BURLINGTON DITCH/DENVER WATER DEPARTMENT MEASURING DEVICE Located a short distance upstream from the Sand Creek siphon
6. BURLINGTON DITCH/O'BRIAN CANAL BIFURCATION POINT The Burlington Ditch is being diverted to the left; the O'Brian Canal is being diverted to the right
7. BURLINGTON DITCH/O'BRIAN CANAL BIFURCATION POINT The Burlington Ditch is in the foreground; the O'Brian Canal is in the background
8. BURLINGTON DITCH Flowing in fields in the vicinity of East 120th Avenue and Bromley Lane, near its proposed intersection with the E-470 roadway
9. BURLINGTON DITCH/BRIGHTON LATERAL Burlington Ditch (center) is flowing towards Barr Lake; the Brighton Lateral is being diverted to the left
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