Reed Ditch

AddressE. of Colo. Hwy. 93 at Ralston Creek, Golden, 80401
QuadGolden, 1965 (1994)
SectionS33, T3S, R70W
Elevationc. 5800
SourceDenver District Court, Div. II Proceedings, #60052, May 13, 1936; State Engineer, "Water Rights Report," June 1989, p. 383; Arvada Historical Society, "More Than Gold," p. 122.
OtherHaines Cabin
Initialdate1993-04-19 00:00:00-06
Latestdate1994-08-12 00:00:00-06
HistoryLocated in Water District # 7, the Reed Ditch had priority No. 14 (August 31, 1865). Claimant in 1884 was Asahel Haines with water diverted from the north bank of Ralston Creek. The ditch was abandoned for the City of Arvada, June 15, 1981. Asahel Haines owned lands in this area, and it is his cabin built in 1864, which was moved in 1977 to the museum area inside the Arvada Center.