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Cort & Graves Ditch


AddressNear Old Wadsworth Blvd. and W. 52nd Ave., Arvada
QuadArvada, 1965 (1994)
SectionS14, T3S, R69W
Elevation5315
SourceArapaho County District Court Div. II Proceedings, Oct. 4, 1884; Arvada Historical Society, "Waters of Gold," p. 48; State Engineer, "Water Rights Report," p. 386.
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SeealsoCort, Graves & Hughes Ditch
Initialdate1993-02-22 00:00:00-07
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Latestdate2012-11-28 00:00:00-07
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HistoryLocated in Water District #7, this ditch diverts water from Clear Creek's south bank under Priority #35, May 1, 1864. Claimants in 1884 were area farmers Simon Cort and Oliver Graves.
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