Long Lake (Upper and Lower)

AddressW. of Hwy. 93, S. of 72nd Ave., 4 mi. N. of Golden
QuadGolden, 1939 (1965)
SectionS4, T3S, R70W
SourceArapahoe County District Court Division II Proceedings, October 44,1884; District Court of Denver Division II Proceedings , #60052, May 13, 1936; Arvada Historical Society,"More Than Gold," pp. 24 & 185.
OtherCampbell Reservoir #1 and 2
SeealsoChurches Ranch
Initialdate1995-01-11 00:00:00-07
Latestdate1996-08-10 00:00:00-06
HistoryClaimants in 1884 were V.J. and John Churches. Filled from Ralston Creek with headgate for the feeder being on the south bank of Ralston Creek in the NW 1/4 S6, T3S, R70W. By the 1936 adjudication, claimant was Long Lake Reservoirs Inc. and the feeder ditch was sometimes known as Campbell Ditch, said ditch being a combination of open ditch, tunnels through hard rock and siphons of steel pipe. V.J. and John Churches were farmers in the area. John Churches built irrigations systems in the area. Lower Long Lake's water comes through the Upper Long Lake. Construction began in 1909 and was completed in 1913. Various enlargements were made until 1928. A tunnel 500' long, through the Hogback carries water from Upper Long Lake to Lower Long Lake.