Water Development on Boulder Creek, 1907

Water Development on Boulder Creek, 1907

By 1907, Boulder's farmers were starting large-scale water diversion projects. This map, created by the Eastern Power Company, shows proposed water storage and diversion developments on Boulder Creek. Reservoirs that were already constructed by this time are shown in red, while plans to build and expand other reservoirs are shown in orange. The large yellow section in the northwest corner of the map indicates the glacial headwaters of Boulder Creek, which the city of Boulder "desired" for its watershed. (By 1929, the city had it all.)  Many of the proposed lakes and diversions shown would eventually be built.

Map courtesy of the Xcel Energy Collection, Randy Rhodes.

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