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McElmo Flume stands as monument to pioneer ingenuity

McElmo flume gets highway pullout
A grand opening for the historic McElmo flume pullout on U.S. Highway 160 drew a crowd in frigid weather on Monday. Terry Knight, of the Ute Mountain Ute tribe, gives a blessing and talks about the history of water.
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Les Nunn, former manager of Montezuma Valley Irrigation Company, tells the story of the historic McElmo flume.
Jim Mimiaga/The Journal

A crowd enjoys a view of the McElmo flume from the new overlook.
Jim Mimiaga/The Journal

John Porter, of the Southwestern Water Conservation District, speaks about the water heritage of Montezuma Valley and the influence the Ute Mountain tribe had on McPhee dam and the Dolores Project being built.

McElmo Flume stands as monument to pioneer ingenuity

A grand opening for the historic McElmo flume pullout on U.S. Highway 160 drew a crowd in frigid weather on Monday. Terry Knight, of the Ute Mountain Ute tribe, gives a blessing and talks about the history of water.
Jim Mimiaga/The Journal

Les Nunn, former manager of Montezuma Valley Irrigation Company, tells the story of the historic McElmo flume.
Jim Mimiaga/The Journal

A crowd enjoys a view of the McElmo flume from the new overlook.
Jim Mimiaga/The Journal

John Porter, of the Southwestern Water Conservation District, speaks about the water heritage of Montezuma Valley and the influence the Ute Mountain tribe had on McPhee dam and the Dolores Project being built.
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