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This is so cool, but I wish there was a map attached to this article!

HI Sarah - There is a map at the very end of the article that's attached to this blog. Thanks for reading and commenting!

Here’s that map:

https://wp-denverite.s3.amazonaws.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/4/2020/01/denver-water-ditch-map.jpg

May I reprint the map in a neighborhood newsletter? If so, How would I give credit?
Thanks for your help!

In addition to flowing out of Washington Park along Marion Street Parkway, the ditch used to flow into the Park along another Parkway, called Grassmere Parkway or Buchtel Parkway at the time. That street followed the ditch on a meandering path from about University and Mexico to Louisiana and Gilpin. South High School is built over the ditch and where the Parkway used to be, and Buchtel became the name of another prominent Denver boulevard.

Isn't it all just recycled water now? Doesn't really flow from the diversion anymore.

I heard, from someone who has the Denver Ditch running through their Englewood property, that when construction was happening on T-Rex (I-25 project) they found a pipe under the highway that carried the ditch water to Washington Park from the south side of the highway. They had to remove it and didn't want to spend the money to replace it, so the water in Washington Park isn't ditch water anymore. Instead they have recycled water, which is high in salinity, and damaging the park trees.
https://www.denverpost.com/2015/11/18/why-so-many-trees-in-denvers-washington-park-are-dying/

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