Big Ditch

Final Activity

Purpose of the Ditch

  • The purpose of creating the Yreka ditch was to connect the Shasta river to the Mines both North and South of Yreka.
  • This was built by the Yreka ditch company

Construction

  • Cost approximately $500,000
  • Starts at Shasta River and ends in Weed California about 95 miles
  • Constructed in 1853

Post Construction

  • over one hundred years
  • Chinese maintained the ditch
  • squirrel holes, rain, leakage in flumes, unsettled soil, and seepage
  • horse back riding, dirt bike riding, hiking, off road bike ridding and sight seeing
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