Tropic Ditch - Bryce Canyon
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ChapterhouseInc
N 37° 39.924 W 112° 06.846
12S E 401740 N 4169275
Quick Description: This ditch was dug to provide water for the nearby town of Tropic.
Location: Utah, United States
Date Posted: 8/24/2011 7:11:15 PM
Waymark Code: WMCDBY
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member MAntunes
Views: 6

Long Description:
Completed in 1892, pioneers using primitove tools labored for more than two years to complete a canal, known as the Tropic Ditch, to bring water to the semi-arid valley below. To reduce the amount of necessary digging, they planned the route using natural water courses whenever possible, including the normally dry was known as Water Canyon you see before you.

Within Bryce Canyon National Park, the water still flows along the original route envisioned by those hardy souls. Except for the severe drought of 2002, the water has flowed continuously for over a century, and the lives of families living in and around the town of tropic still benefit from the efforts of those pioneers.
Related website: Not listed

When was it built?: Not listed

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