- Ditches & reservoirs in jeffco
- Golden City & Arapahoe Ditch CO. Minutes
- Golden-Littleton Irrigation District files
- Water Board Base Maps
- Water Related Maps, Plats & Drawings
- Unprocessed Records
Ditches and Reservoirs in Jefferson County, 1873-1971
897 Plats/Documents (240 Flat Files, 7 Volumes, 3 Indexes)
Ditch and reservoir plats, statements of claim to water rights, maps of water supply systems and location maps for ditches, reservoirs and water supply sources located in Irrigation Division No. 1, South Platte River Basin, and recorded in the Jefferson County Clerk and Recorder's Office.
Includes primarily water districts:
- 2 (South Platte: Denver Gage to Greeley)
- 6 (Boulder Creek)
- 7 (Clear Creek)
- 8 (South Platte Cheesman to Denver Gage)
- 9 (Bear Creek)
- 23 (Upper South Platte)
Chronological by date recorded with the County.
View Finding Aid (PDF) for complete inventory.
Golden City & Arapahoe Ditch Company Minutes (1876-1879) and Account Book of Mary J. Hyatt (1890-1893)
Series 206 (One Volume)
Small book containing meeting minutes of the Golden City & Arapahoe Ditch Company (later the Farmers' High Line Canal) from April 10, 1876 to September 15, 1879, recorded by Secretary A.L. Hyatt. Meetings were held at the brick school house at Ralston Creek. Book also contains the by-laws of the company and some accounting notes.
In addition, the book seems to have served as an account book of Mary J. Hyatt, who owned a considerable amount of property, with lists of properties for sale; notes held by Mary Hyatt; city, state and county warrants held by her; and warrants bought for T.R. Simmons dated 1890-1893. The relationship of that section of the book to the Golden City & Arapahoe Ditch Company requires further review. Mary Hyatt was Governor Vivian's aunt and the wife of Jefferson County Clerk Lawrence A. Hyatt.
Golden-Littleton Irrigation District Files, 1908-1915
Series 205 (1 Small Box)
In 1908, landowners with water rights in the Agricultural and Welch ditches voted in favor of forming a new irrigation district to be known as the Golden-Littleton Irrigation District. The district would be comprised of all land lying between West Colfax Ave. and Bear Creek, and Denver and the foothills. Promoters planned to bring the water of Williams fork of the Grand river on the western slope through the continental divide by means of a three mile long tunnel and then into the Clear Creek watershed. The district was dissolved in 1915. Collection contains petition for organization; meeting minutes of the Board of County Commissioners regarding organization; election notices and results; bonds and oaths of directors; petitions for land exclusion; and dissolution papers.
Water Board Base Maps, 1962-1967
Series 137 (1 Volume)
Denver Municipal Water Works (Denver Water) plat maps showing locations of water mains, open and closed valves, fire hydrants, rights-of-way and boundaries in unincorporated Jefferson County parcels.
Water Related Maps, Plats & Drawings, 1894-1935
- Dry Creek Valley Ditch, Great Western Outlet Ditch, Broomfield (Hand-drawn plat), undated (Unprocessed)
- Farmers Reservoir and Irrigation Company Canal and Reservoir System (Map), 1914, Rev. 1935 (Unprocessed)
- South Platte Canal and Reservoir Company Map of Canal and Pipelines, 1894 (Unprocessed)
- South Platte Dam (Plat), 1899 (Unprocessed)
- South Platte Dam Details (Drawing), undated (Unprocessed)
- South Platte River Basin, Colorado, 1930 (Series 146)
- Standley Reservoir, Farmers Reservoir and Irrigation Company (Plat), undated (Unprocessed)
Unprocessed Water Records, 1864-1928
Unprocessed archival collections have not been nicely re-foldered, re-boxed, or labeled, may not be arranged in any discernible order, and do not have finding aids written for them. They are, however, available to researchers unless in rare instances access restrictions have been placed upon them or redaction of sensitive information is required.
Information on this page may change frequently. Titles of actual records may differ slightly and date ranges may be approximate. Advance notice is required to view records.
Please contact Archivist for details regarding specific record series.
- Citizen Water Company (Petition for Right of Way), 1889
- Denver Union Water Company (Bond), 1901
- Denver Union Water Company (Petitions, Affidavits, etc. regarding refund of taxes), 1895
- North Denver Municipal Irrigation District: Certificates of Assessment, Levy and Resolution (Adams and Jefferson Counties), 1928
- Petition and Permit for Ditch Right of Way (John S. Stephens), 1923
- Specifications for Covering to Water Works Reservoir, 1879
- Statements (Use of Ditch Water), 1886-1888
- Wagner Lateral Ditch Company (Agreement), 1909
- Water Claims, 1864
- Water Rate Cases, 1897-1913