Lee’s & Baugh Ditch

AddressNear Tabor St., S. of I-70, Wheat Ridge 80033
QuadGolden, 1965 (1994)
SectionS4&20, T3S, R69W
Elevationc. 5440
SourceArapahoe County District Court, Div. II Proceedings, Oct. 4, 1884; State Engineer, "Water Rights Report," June 1989, p. 389; R.W. Gelder, "Map of Denver and Surroundings".
Initialdate1993-03-09 00:00:00-07
Latestdate1994-08-08 00:00:00-06
HistoryLees and Baugh Ditch is in Water District # 7, with water diverted from the north bank of Clear Creek, has early priority No. 2, dated May 15, 1860. Claimants for adjudication in 1884 were Annie Lee and Joseph A. Baugh. Some of the water was later transferred to Golden City and to Agricultural Ditch. The Lee families owned properties in the area on either side of present-day W. 44th Ave., east of Mt. Olivet Cemetery.