Colorado Sun (Denver), April 20, 1893
The Monument Reservoir
State Engineer Cramer, after a thorough examination of the Monument reservoir, concludes that the appropriation of $4,000 made by the late General Assembly will be required to complete it. An additional spillway 100 feet wide and about 400 feet long must be constructed.
Contractor McShane, who did the rest of the work, will build the spillway at actual cost. The reservoir will be completed this summer but cannot be filled until spring, as the ranchmen owning private ditches are now using the water.