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This is a canal between the road and McWhinney-Hahn Sculpture Park. We can see the "Love" statue in the distance. According to Google Maps, it is called Farmers Ditch.

"Many early ditches in Colorado were constructed by miners to divert stream water for their mining operations without regard for water access rights. Others were constructed by farmers who moved north from Mexico and implemented their traditional irrigation systems. Today it is no longer legal to dig a diversion ditch and help yourself to water from a river or stream, even if it crosses your property. Water projects, no matter how small, involve a complex legal process of determining what water is available to appropriate, or use. That抯 where ditch companies can be useful in providing water access rights to their owners.

Ditch companies in Colorado purchase water rights and develop storage and delivery systems to their members, generally for irrigation purposes. Farmers or ranchers purchase stock in a ditch company and then are entitled to a certain amount of water from a ditch based on how much stock they own. They also pay annual fees that cover the use and maintenance of the ditch system, which includes the services of the ditch rider who is responsible for regular maintenance and operation of the headgates." (From Water Colorado, https://watercolorado.com/ditches/.)

Exif Data:
Make: Canon
Model: Canon PowerShot SX70 HS
Software: Adobe Photoshop 23.3 (Macintosh)
Exposure Time: 1/320
F-Stop: f/4.0
ISO Speed Ratings: 100
Focal Length: 4055/1000 mm
Date Taken: 2022-06-17 18:42
Metering Mode: Pattern
File Size: 2655 kb
GPS: 40.407470450569974, -105.00140002474139

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