Manhart Ditch

Address: E. of Lamar St. at Ralston Rd., Arvada, 80002

Manhart Ditch in Water District # 7, obtains its water out of north bank of Ralston Creek. Currently is part of Baker Metropolitan Water and Sanitation District. It was priority #1 out of Ralston Creek, dated August 3l, 1860. Claimants for adjudication in 1884 were William Light, Henry Brothers, A.S. Larey, Julian Scott, and R.S. Boyles. William Light was one of the first officers of Clear Creek Valley Grange, served on the District No. 2 Arvada School Board, and was Past Grand Officer of Arvada Oddfellows Lodge in 1903.
Quad Map/Date: Arvada, 1965 (1994)
Sec/Town/Range: S12, T3S, R69W
Elevation: 5275
Source: State Engineer, "Water Rights Report," June 1989, p. 389; Arapahoe District Court, Div. II Proceedings, Oct. 4, 1884; Arvada Historical Society, "More Than Gold," pp. 75, 113, 192; "List of Water Priorities in District No. 7," Cour tesy of William Elliott, Water Commissioner.
See Also: Clear Creek Valley Grange
Last Modified: Tue, August 9 1994

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