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O'Brian Canal, South Platte River Drainage Area Northest of Denve, Brighton, Adams County, CO



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Location
South Platte River Drainage Area Northest of Denve, Brighton vicinity, CO

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER CO-46
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (FN-8).
Building/structure dates: 1912 initial construction
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.

Subjects
Irrigation Canals


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. O'BRIAN CANAL/BURLINGTON DITCH BIFURCATION POINT The Burlington Ditch is being diverted to the left; the O'Brian Canal being diverted to the right
2. O'BRIAN CANAL/BURLINGTON DITCH BIFURCATION POINT The Burlington Ditch is in the foreground; the O'Brian Canal is in the background
3. O'BRIAN CANAL Flowing through wheat fields near East 104th Avenue and I-76 in Adams County
4. O'BRIAN CANAL/SECOND CREEK INTERSECTION Second Creek is in the foreground; the O'Brian Canal is in the background; vicinity of East 112th Avenue and Potomac Road in Adams County
5. O'BRIAN CANAL Flowing through fields in the vicinity of East 120th Avenue and Bromley Lane, near its proposed intersection with the E-470 roadway
6. O'BRIAN CANAL/DENVER-HUDSON CANAL BIFURCATION POINT The O'Brian Canal is flowing to the left; the Denver-Hudson Canal is flowing to the right
7. O'BRIAN CANAL After its bifurcation with the Denver-Hudson Canal, flowing into Barr Lake through a protected eagle nesting area


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