Learning About the Colorado-Big Thompson Project
6/10/2015, 2:00PM to 3:00PM
Learning About the Colorado-Big Thompson Project (Part I of III)
The Colorado-Big Thompson (C-BT) project was one of the most ambitious water diversion projects ever undertaken by the federal government, and it occurred in Estes Park between 1938 and 1959. Government workers lived and worked in Estes Park on this massive project, which carries water from the Colorado River, on the western slope, under Rocky Mountain National Park to the Big Thompson River, where it then waters the homes and fields of various towns on the eastern slope.
Kick-off the C-BT Series at the Museum with Greg Silkensen, of the Northern Colorado Water Conservation District. Silkensen will give an overview of water development and irrigation history in Northern Colorado, including some of the conditions that led to the construction of the C-BT. This is a free program, no reservations are required. Details for the second and third parts of the series will be announced soon and will require registration.
Curator of Education
Estes Park Museum
200 Fourth Street
Estes Park, CO 80517