Beautifully engraved certificate from The Teller Reservoir and Irrigation Company issued
in 1909. This historic document has an
ornate border around it with a vignette of an allegorical woman holding a laurel wreath in her hand. This item is hand signed by the company’s president (John C. Teller) and secretary (E. Teller)and is
over 95 years old.
This is a very rare certificate made out to the founder John C. Teller.
Below is information regarding the Teller Reservoir near Stone City, Colorado which was named after John Teller. This certifcate was made out by hand and is certificate #4 for 12,444 shares. We have never seen item this before.
LOCATION.--Lat 38°26'33", long 104°49'31", in SE1/4NW1/4 sec.31, T.18 S., R.66 W.,
in Pueblo County, Hydrologic Unit 11020002, at left upstream end of
dam on Turkey Creek on Fort Carson Military Reservation, 1.4 mi
upstream from Booth Gulch, and 2.0 mi east of Stone City.
DRAINAGE AREA.--71.5 mi2.
PERIOD OF RECORD.--September 1978 to current year.
GAGE.--Water-stage recorder with satellite telemetry. Elevation of gage is 5,453 ft
above sea level, from topographic map.
REMARKS.--Records good except for June 14-20 and estimated midnight contents which are poor. Reservoir is formed by an earthfill dam completed around
1908. Maximum capacity of reservoir is 1,780 acre-ft at an uncontrolled
spillway elevation of about 88 ft, 1980 survey. There is a
controlled outlet from reservoir, however, considerable leakage occurs. Reservoir is used
for recreation and for amphibious training for Fort Carson.
EXTREMES (at 2400) FOR PERIOD OF RECORD.--Maximum contents, 2,210 acre-ft, June
21, 1980, elevation, 90.15 ft, from capacity curve extended above 88
ft; no contents during 1979, 1991-1994 water years.
EXTREMES (at 2400) FOR CURRENT YEAR.--Maximum contents, 1,630 acre-ft, June 10,
elevation, 87.12 ft; minimum contents, 376 acre-ft, Mar. 28, Apr. 3,
8, 19-21, elevation, 76.76 ft, Apr. 20.
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