Rocky Mountain News, August 29, 1892
Finished by November
Monument, Colo., Aug. 28. The state reservoir adjoining this place, so the contractor Hon. David McShane says, will be completed by November.
The reservoir is being built from an appropriation of $30,000 made by the last general assembly from the internal improvement fund. The land upon which it is being constructed was donated by General Charles Adams and David McShane.
It is intended for irrigation and will greatly benefit many land owners under it, notably General Adams, who holds a large body of fine land close under it. This reservoir covers seventy-two acres of land, will hold 400,000,000 gallons of water, and the dam is forty-two feet high.
The greatest results will accrue to Colorado Springs by adding a large domain of agriculture to its resources. The state should get some returns by leasing the ice privileges of the lake.