The Ditch Project

In May of 2009, three concurrent venues each showed different artwork, photo essays and educational material about ditches.

Exhibits and featured events at the Boulder Public Library drew crowds of curious Coloradans, while visitors to the Dairy Center for the Arts enjoyedeclecticdisplays inspired by local water scenes. Various bits of sculpture lined Boulder Creek near the headgates of the Boulder and Left Hand Ditch.

Special programs included tours, storytelling, films, and a symposium of expert speakers. Here, you can revisit parts of the Ditch Project with our comprehensive archive of images, podcasts, and movie clips.

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Coming in 2011: The Ditch Project in print! Digging the Old West: How Dams and Ditches Constructed an American Landscape will include much of the art, history, and information found in the Ditch Project exhibits, along with other ditches and dams in the area.