Swadley Ditch

AddressE. of I-70, near 42nd & Xenon, Wheat Ridge
QuadGolden, 1965
SectionS20, T3S, R69W
SourceArapahoe County District Court, Div. II Proceedings, Oct. 4, 1884; Arvada Historical Society, "Waters of Gold," Frontispiece; Jefferson County Record Book 9, p. 503; State Engineer, "Water Rights Report," June, 1989, p. 388.
OtherSwadley Farm; Swadley & Logan Ditch
Initialdate1993-04-20 00:00:00-06
Latestdate1994-08-16 00:00:00-06
HistorySwadley Ditch was in Water District #7, which had various priorities, the earliest was May 14, 1861. Water was diverted from Clear Creek via Slough Ditch. Claimants in 1884 were George C. Swadley, L.S. Rand, William Longan, Jas. Longan, Henry Longan, William W. Allen, B.F. Wadsworth and Mrs. Lizzie Farmer. Farms of all the claimants's families except the Longans, appear on the Settlement Map in "Waters of Gold." The Longans owned land near present-day Ralston Road and Independence Street. Part of the water from this ditch was later transferred to Reno Juchem, Agricultural, and Church Ditches and also to the City of Golden.