Lincoln Park Crooked Ditch Company, Inc.

Message to Shareholders

2020 Announcements


10/12/20:  The Ditch will be shut off Thursday morning October 15, 2020.

8/17/20:  River Call begins August 18, 2020.  Please following the river call schedule below: 

Division 1 – 7:00 am Sunday to 7:00 am Monday
Division 2 – 7:00 am Monday to 7:00 am Tuesday
Division 3 North (Grand & Elm) – 7:00 am Tuesday to 7:00 am Wednesday
Division 3 South (Ash, Poplar, Cedar) – 7:00 am Wednesday to 7:00 am Thursday
(Pump Ditch days are 7:00 am Thursday through 7:00 am Sunday)

8/14/20:  During this time of the season there is always a potential for river call.  Continue to check into this website for updates and information. 

4/25/20:  Test on work performed looks positive. We can all resume the normal watering schedule at this time. Many, many thanks to Les, his crew, all those that helped and made themselves available. Al Cole

4/24/20:  GREAT NEWS!  We will be testing our work on the ditch by running water Saturday morning April 24.  To be effective all laterals off the main ditch have to be closed. Watch website throughout day on Saturday for update.  Thanks, Al Cole

4/20/20:  Locust/Ash update on three leaks . Work is progressing well. Obstacles have been: inability to secure contractors, unpredictability of weather, demolition/removal of past Band-Aid patches, Coronavirus misc.,research misc, etc.  We are sorry for the inconvenience. The repair covers approximately 300 feet of ditch and 700+ shareholders including Pump Ditch.  We understand the urgency.

We are going to do the repair work right so that we don't have a future major blowout in this area. Anyone having experience in concrete patch work etc., please call Al, Ditch President at 719-696-2271. Optimistic start date for water is one week from today.  Please keep your eye on the website for further updates.  Thanks for all the positive comments and reinforcement.

Let's keep up the good work!

4/15/20:  We had water in the ditch shortly after noon, April 15th. We received a report of a major leak at 5:30 p.m. and shut the ditch down. We're addressing the concern.  Please do not call the ditch superintendent or your division directors as they are aware and will post progress on the website.  Thank you, Al Cole, President.

3/19/20:  Ditch Superintendent says it's time to be cleaning your laterals in preparation for Ditch turn on April 15, 2020.

3/19/20:  Forfeitures will take effect April 1, 2020 for unpaid shares.  Please mail in plenty of time for payments to be received before April 1.

2/15/20:  The Ditch's 1992 truck is in need of being replaced. The Ditch would be amiable to the donation of a truck in good running condition. Contact the Board if you are interested by writing to PO Box 756, Canon City, CO 81215






Notice is hereby given that the regular Annual Meeting of the stockholders of the Lincoln Park Crooked Ditch Company will be at the Golden Age Center, 728 Main St., Canon City, CO at 7:00 p.m. Monday, January 27, 2020.


2019 Announcements

10/10/19:  Water will be shut off early on October 15, 2019.

10/1/19:  River Call October 1, 2019 through ditch shut off date October 15, 2019.  Water regular schedule but be aware that water quantity will be lower.  Work with neighbors so all get some water. Ditch shut off date is October 15, 2019.

9/11/19:  3:00 pm Repairs are finished water is being turned into lateral.

9/10/19:  Division 2 will not have water on 9/11/19 due to Black Hills Energy digging up a large lateral pipe on Ash.  Ditch Superintendent will turn the water on as soon as the lateral is repaired.

4/16/19:  Water will not be turned on in our ditch until possibly April 22nd.  Keep checking for updates

4/12/19:  South Canon Ditch (where we get our water) is doing a repair on April 15 and we will only have about a half ditch of water for a couple days, enough to wash debris out of the ditch.  Possibly full ditch by Wednesday the 17th. 

4/4/19:  April 15, 2019 Crooked Ditch will be turned on. Time to clean your laterals and ready your pumps. Ditch Superintendent recommends letting the water run through your laterals for a couple days allowing loose debris to wash out before running through your pumps.  



2018 Announcements

12/13/18:  Annual Meeting is January 28, 2019 at the Golden Age Center, 728 Main St., Cañon City, CO 7:00 pm.

10/5/18:  The Ditch will be shut down October 15, 2018.  It has been a rough summer with the drought we appreciate everyone's cooperation.

8/14/18:  We are still on River Call which was effective 8/2/18, and will continue until further notice.

8/1/18:  Effective 8/2/18 7:00 am on River Call please follow River Call schedule until further notice.

8/1/18:  Effective 8/1/18 10:00 am we have returned to regular watering schedule.  Water still has a lot of mud and debris so use laterals and pumps at your discretion

7/25/18 Ditch is shut down due to excess debris and damage to South Cañon Ditch (where we get our water).  Will post on website when Ditch is back on.

7/23/18:  River Call is off effective July 24, 2018 7:00 am.  Resume normal watering days.  This is temporary so continue to watch website for updates.

7/20/18:  RIVER CALL effective July 20, 2018 9:00 am per the Water Commissioner.
    Division 1 – 7:00 am Sunday to 7:00 am Monday
    Division 2 – 7:00 am Monday to 7:00 am Tuesday
    Division 3 North (Grand & Elm) – 7:00 am Tuesday to 7:00 am Wednesday
   Division 3 South (Ash, Poplar, Cedar) – 7:00 am Wednesday to 7:00 am Thursday
    (Pump Ditch days are 7:00 am Thursday through 7:00 am Sunday)

It will be necessary to check daily whether on River Call schedule or routine schedule as it can fluctuate depending on rain in the mountains.
We need patience and understanding as conditions are based on mother nature and the Water Commissioner.
It's extremely important now that laterals are not opened until reviewing daily status.
Difficult times can either build a community or tear it down, it's based on the individuals reaction.
Let's continue to pray for rain.


5/2/18:  The Board of Director's is saddened that long term Ditch Rider and Board Member Bob Hudson passed away April 5, 2018. He will be greatly missed.

4/19/18:  The ditch will be shut off 4/20 Friday through midday 4/22 Sunday due to necessary repair on South Canyon Ditch (where we get our water).

3/23/18:  The ditch will be turned on April 15, 2018.  Ditch Superintendent says now is the time to be cleaning your laterals also recommends NOT using the water the first day it is in the ditch as it will have debris in it.

1/30/18:  The Friends of the Royal Gorge Regional Museum & History Center hosts "Liquid Gold: the story of Water in Fremont County: Saturday, February 3rd at 1:00 pm.  Royal Gorge Museum & History Center, 612 Royal Gorge Blvd, Cañon City, CO 81212  Free admission.

1/5/18:  Annual Meeting of Shareholders, Monday January 29, 2018, 7:00 pm at Golden Age Center, 728 Main St., Cañon City, CO