Mower Ditch

AddressRocky Flats Plant
QuadLouisville, 1965 (1979)
SectionS13, T2S, R70W
SourceColorado Cultural Resources Survey #5JF734, 1992, CHS
Initialdate1998-12-20 00:00:00-07
Latestdate2012-12-03 00:00:00-07
HistoryBuilt in 1872, the 4,500-foot long Mower Ditch is an earthen berm ditch that runs along the bottom of a small rise, following the natural contours. The ditch intersects Woman Creek with a headgate to divert water to the ditch. The ditch floes to the Mower Reservoir just to the east of the plant site. Most of the ditch's improvements were made in the 1950s, including a concrete headgate. A large portion of the ditch was completely retrenched in 1972.