Credit: NPS Photo
People have been using the constant supply of warm, fresh water flowing from Montezuma Well to irrigate their crops for over 1,000 years. This section of a "fossilized" 800-year-old irrigation ditch can be seen near the picnic area at Montezuma Well. The walls of this ditch were formed from deposits of lime that built up over hundreds of years of use. These ditches carried water from the Well up to four miles away.
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