Hanging Flume, 1890
Hanging Flume Remnants
Hanging Flume above the Dolores River
The hanging flume is a three-sided, six-foot-wide and four-foot-deep wooden trough that is suspended for ten miles along sandstone walls 150 feet or more above the San Miguel and Dolores Rivers. During late nineteenth-century gold rushes , many Western mining companies built flumes to get water to...