Lincoln Park Crooked Ditch Company, Inc.

Message to Shareholders


2020 Announcements

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


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