Flume fever: a monument to gold mining history is reconstructed — High Country News

Picture a manmade water channel 10 miles long, able to carry up to 80 million gallons of water a day. Then consider what it would take to affix the lion’s share of that wood and iron structure to the side of serpentine, vertical canyon walls, 100 feet off the ground, weaving through the desert in a remote part of southwestern Colorado — a landscape as rugged as it is beautiful. Continue reading  Flume fever: a monument to gold mining history is reconstructed — High Country News.

Reconstruction workers scale the canyon walls above the Hanging Flume. Photo by Kent Diebolt, Vertical Access.

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