Story Behind the Name - Farmers Ditch


September 27, 2023

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A typical farmers ditch.

It seems anytime you look at a map of the area, you see a reference to "Farmers Ditch." Farmers Ditch basically travels from Boulder Creek, meanders by Lake Valley Estates off of Niwot Road, and ends at the west shore of Boulder Reservoir. It was constructed in 1862 and is managed by The Farmers Ditch Company.

There are several other ditches carved into the county which all have water supply...

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