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Castlewood Canyon State Park

Castlewood Dam

Added by yongli on 06/02/2017 - 12:53, last changed on 05/11/2020 - 09:13
Built in 1890 along Cherry Creek south of Franktown, Castlewood Dam was meant to help irrigate Douglas County farms. In 1933 the dam gave way, unleashing a fifteen-foot surge of water on Denver and ultimately spurring development of the Cherry Creek Dam to prevent future flooding . Today the ruins...
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