A Ditch Company


A Ditch Company


Ditches with multiple users are generally operated by a Ditch Company. Most ditch companies are private non-profit corporations with a president, a board of directors, by-laws, annual meetings, and shares allocated according to the amount of irrigable land each user has "under the ditch".

Right: Lower Boulder Ditch is number one in priority, being the very first ditch on Boulder Creek. One share of Lower Boulder water, worth $50 in 1883, is now worth hundreds of thousands of dollars. From Lower Boulder Ditch Company collection.



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