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Borrow Ditches

Roadside ditch

Borrow Ditch Responsibilities

Landowners using borrow ditches along County rights-of-way for irrigation runoff and other uses, whether the original consent to such uses was expressly given or implied, may continue such uses if the following conditions are met:

  1. The owner and user are responsible for preventing irrigation water or other uses from causing silt, other sediment or weeds to accumulate in the borrow ditches so that proper drainage is not inhibited.
  2. The owner and user are responsible for preventing the blockage of the borrow ditches and must not alter the direction or  rate of flow in any manner in the borrow ditches.
  3. The owner and user are responsible for preventing the irrigation water and other uses from causing damage to County rights-of-way.
  4. Tail water shall be controlled to prevent erosion and sedimentation of the borrow ditches.


If the Board of County Commissioners determines that users are violating the above-stated conditions, the Board may consider the revocation of its prior consent, whether expressed or implied.

Additional Information

More information can be found in the County Code Website Section 8-4-10 through 8-4-20


Culvert and Borrow Ditch Maintenance

Contact Information

Bryan Garcia
Road and Bridge Division Foreman

Phone: (970) 400-3784

Duane Naibauer
Road and Bridge Division Supervisor

Phone: (970) 400-3786‚Äč

Public Works Department

1111 H Street, Greeley
Phone: (970) 400-3750
Fax: (970) 304-6497

Mailing address:
P.O. Box 758
Greeley, CO 80632