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Cort, Graves & Hughes Ditch


AddressNear Old Wadsworth & W. 52nd Ave., Arvada
QuadArvada, 1965 (1994)
SectionS14, T3S, R69W
Elevation5315
SourceArapaho County District Court, Div. II, Oct. 4, 1884; Arvada Historical Society, "Waters of Gold," p. 48; State Engineer's "Water Rights Report," p. 386.
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SeealsoCort & Graves Ditch
Initialdate1993-02-23 00:00:00-07
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Latestdate1996-04-10 00:00:00-06
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HistoryLocated in Water District #7, under Priority #10 (4-30-1861). This ditch diverts water from Clear Creek out of the north bank of Clear Creek. Claimants in 1884 were Simon Cort, John Hughes, J.N. Pace and Oliver Graves. Cort and Graves properties are shown on an early Settlement map of Arvada area. Some water from this ditch was transferred to the City of Golden, June, 17, 1986.
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