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Clark & Brown Ditch


AddressW. of Simms St. & S. of 72nd Ave., Golden
QuadGolden, 1965 (1994)
SectionS4&5, T3S, R69W
Elevation5440
SourceArapahoe County District Court, Div. II, Oct. 4, 1884; Arvada Historical Society, "Waters of Gold," p. 24; State Engineer, "Water Rights Report," p. 384.
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Initialdate1993-02-22 00:00:00-07
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Latestdate2012-11-28 00:00:00-07
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HistoryThis ditch is located in Water District #7. Claimants in 1884 were Charles Brown and John Clark. It originates from the north bank of Ralston Creek and has Ralston Creek Priority #13, dating from May 31, 1865. John Clark owned a farm north of present-day West 64th Avenue and on each side of Simms Street.
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