A Main Ditch


A Main Ditch

Most Boulder ditches are unlined earthen channels. Ditches typically drop 1 to 5 feet per mile, to keep water running well.

Right: Main channel of the Anderson Ditch through Colombia Cemetery. Ditches and their laterals have the right to cross private land, and ditch companies have the right to access the entire length of a ditch to maintain and improve the ditch. This easement right has been in force since before Colorado was a state.

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