Sayer & Lee’s Ditch

AddressW. of Kipling, N. of I-70
QuadArvada, 1965 (1994)
SectionS16, T3S, R69W
Elevationc. 5370
SourceArapahoe County District Court, Div. II Proceedings, Oct. 4, 1884; State Engineer, "Water Right's Report," June 1989, p. 387; Arvada Historical Society, "More Than Gold," Frontispiece.
Initialdate1993-04-19 00:00:00-06
Latestdate1994-08-12 00:00:00-06
HistoryLocated in Water District #7, the Sayer and Lee's Ditch had priority No. 22 (June 14, 1862). Its water was diverted from Clear Creek via the south bank of the Slough Ditch. The 1884 claimants were David Lees, Anna A. Sayer, Sarah Locknane, and John Juchem. State Engineer's "Water Rights Report" shows water transferred to the City of Golden on June 17, 1986. Lee, Sayer, Lochnane and Juchem were early Arvada farmers.