South Platte River
Tabulation & Availibility
North Fork Associates purchased three separate direct flow water rights to supply plans for augmentation in the South Platte River and its tributaries above Denver. (See Map for area covered). These rights include the following:
(1) Guiraud 3TDitch Right (G3T) with a priority date of July 1, 1867 and is historically located on the Middle Fork of the South Platte River near Hartsel. This is one of the original rights purchased by various entities for augmentation purposes after the 1972 statute was passed. It has a yield of 21.825 acre-feet per cubic-feet- per-second of flow or 1.5 acre-feet per irrigated acre. See G3T yield for available amount.
(2) The “Nickerson Ditch Right” is a combination of the Parmalee Ditch No.1, Carruthers Ditch No. 2 and Nickerson Ditch No. 2 historically located on Deer Creek, which is tributary to the North Fork of the South Platte River in Park County. It was historically used to irrigate hay near Hwy 285 on Deer Creek. See Water Division One Court Case No. 2000CW174 for the quantification and Nickerson Yield for the amount still available for sale.
(3) The “Slaght-Mack Ditch Right” is a combination of the Slaght Ditch Right and the Mack Ditch No. 2 Ditch Right historically located on the North Fork of the South Platte River above Bailey in Park County. They were used to irrigate hay next to Hwy 285. See Water Division One Court Case No. 2003CW238 for the quantification and Slaght-Mack Yield for the amount still available for sale.