The lakes are something which you are unprepared for; they lie up so high, exposed to the light, and the forest is diminished to a fine fringe on their edges, with here and there a blue mountain, like amethyst jewels set around some jewel of the first water, - so anterior, so superior, to all the changes that are to take place on their shores, even now civil and refined, and fair as they can ever be.

  - Henry David Thoreau



The Silver Lake Ditch and Reservoir Company is located in Boulder, Colorado. The function of the Silver Lake Ditch and Reservoir Company is to provide irrigation water to its share holders. All irrigation ditches must have three components:

  • Water Rights
  • Storage Facilities
  • Distribution System

The purpose of this web site is offer members various kinds of information ranging from suggestions on how to optimize use of ditch water, to a short history of the Silver Lake Ditch and Reservoir Company, to current operations, etc.

Silver Lake Ditch (Established 1888), Keeping Boulder Green

(c)2001-2005 Silver Lake Ditch & Reservoir Company
PO Box 19, Boulder, CO 80306