The Pecos River Flume

This aqueduct, originally built of wood in 1890, was constructed to carry Pecos River water to outlying areas for irrigation. This was destroyed by flood in 1902 but rebuilt as this concrete structure in 1903. Pecos River-originated water flows through the flume, which once led “Ripley’s Believe It or Not” to feature it as “the world’s only river that crosses itself.”  It continues to carry irrigation water to nearby farms most of the year.

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