This is still a working water flume which carries irrigation water across the Pecos River to the farms south of the City of Carlsbad. This concrete flume was built about 1904 after the previous two wooden flumes were destroyed in floods. This 'new' flume has paid for itself many times over and has survived two large floods since, the biggest in 1966 when the water was up to the top of the arches. It is easily accessible, free to all and something you need to take a moment to see if you are in town. Oh, and just on the down stream side is THE Carlsbad Spring. The entire town was renamed Carlsbad to promote this spring as a health destination at the turn of the last century. now, the original concrete foundation is still there, and you can still see the several hundred gallons of water a minute flow into Lake Carlsbad.
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