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Claus & Couch Ditch


AddressW. of Inspiration Point, Arvada
QuadArvada, 1965 (1994)
SectionS24, T3S, R69W
Elevation5300
SourceArapahoe County District Court Proceedings, Div. II, Oct. 4, 1884; State Engineer, "Water Rights Report," p. 390.
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SeealsoLee, Stewart, and Eskins Ditch.
Initialdate1993-02-22 00:00:00-07
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Latestdate1996-07-25 00:00:00-06
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HistoryThe ditch is in Water District #7. The headgates are on south bank of Clear Creek. Claimants in 1884 were Fred Claus and S. E. Couch. State Engineer's "Water Rights Report," show all the rights (#12 5-13-1861) were transferred to the Welch, Lee, Stewart and Eskins Ditches.
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