Flume over Turkey Creek

Address: Junction of U.S. 285 and C-470, 2 mi. S.E. of Morrison

Originally constructed in 1869 as the Arnett Ditch, the Harriman (Canal) Ditch was completed in 1873 by George W. Harriman, a noted Bear Creek valley farmer. The Harriman Ditch was first used for transporting water for domestic irrigation and to fill Harriman Lake. After 1890, the ditch was extended to serve Marston Lake and the Soda Lakes reservoirs. The original flume over Turkey Creek was replaced in 1941 by a concrete flume at the present site. The only surviving evidence was concrete channel approaches and concrete and rock wall abutments. It was totally removed during the C-470 construction of the late 1980s.
Quad Map/Date: Morrison, 1960 (1980)
Sec/Town/Range: S6, T5S, R69W
Elevation: c. 5800
Source: Colorado Cultural Resource Survey #5JF447, 1987, Colorado Historical Society.

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