Amazon Ditch Sand Creek Flume

The new Amazon Ditch Sand Creek Flume carried water for the first time in June 2016. The flume and Amazon Ditch take Colorado–Kansas Arkansas River Compact water diverted from the Arkansas River in Kansas (just after it crosses the border with Colorado).

The Kearny County Farmers Irrigation Association's new flume carries flows ranging from 1 to 600 cubic feet per second and spans approximately 200 feet across ephemeral Sand Creek.  Wright Water Engineers designed the flume along with structural engineer Wilson & Company.

Click here to see a video of the flume startup.