Lower Church Lake

Address: Old Wadsworth at 108th

Claimant for adjudication in 1936 was George H. Church. Construction began in 1878. This Water District #7 lake is filled with water diverted from Clear Creek via the Church Ditch (formerly Golden City and Ralston Creek Ditch) and the extension known as the Graves and Dollison Ditch. Built by George H. Church, rancher and farmer north of Arvada. Also known as Mandalay Lake.
Quad Map/Date: Lafayette, 1956
Sec/Town/Range: S11, T2S, R69W
Elevation: 5350
Source: Denver District Court Division II Proceedings, #60052, May 13, 1936; Arvada Historical Society, "Waters of Gold," p. 22; State Engineer's "Water Rights Report," p. 382, June 1989.
Other Names: Mandalay Lake
Last Modified: Sat, August 10 1996

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