Bulletin Volume 132-136

Bulletin Volume 132-136

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1903 edition. Excerpt: ...in some manner. Realizing the condition, the company has been ever active and at present 688--No. 134-03 3 it has one of the most successful and substantial irrigation systems in this section of Colorado. Beginning with Chambers Lake the storage system was gradually developed, the two large reservoirs, Rocky Ridge and Long Pond, being improved in 1892. Decreed priorities have been granted by the court for the reservoirs as follows: Nos. 2, 3, and-i, dating from April 25, 1881, for a depth of 6 feet, or 880,064,500 cubic feet; Chambers Lake, from July 12, 1882, 134,176,800 cubic feet, and Nos. 1 and 5, from 1893, 381,710,020 cubic feet. The latter was at first given with that of Nos. 2, 3, and 4, but later it was postponed and made junior to that of the Windsor Reservoir. The rights of Lindenmeier and Curtis lakes have not been decreed. Nos. 2, 3, and 4 and Chambers Lake have the earliest priorities given to any reservoirs on the river except Warren Lake Reservoir which was given a decreed appropriation along with the ditches when the rights to the stream were adjudicated. Reservoirs Nos. 1 and 5 can not be filled until the Windsor and Cache la Poudre reservoirs are filled. The company has not only been progressive in the construction of storage works, but has provided for a supply of water to fill them in rather an unusual manner. Their methods, however, are now followed by a number of the other companies. In 1893 they constructed, at a cost of $90,000, the Laramie River or Sky Line Ditch, which collects its supply from the head waters of the Laramie River and carries it over the divide to Chambers Lake. This ditch, after leaving the west branch of the Laramie River, runs 1 mile northeast, at which point it tunnels through a rocky point...show more

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  • Paperback | 274 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 15mm | 494g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123680001X
  • 9781236800015