I had been across it dozens of times on bike, on foot, and in 4×4, but never realized it was there.  An aqueduct.  The reason I had noticed it this time were the recent signs of machinery used to clear the ditch of debris and vegetation.

I followed it to the north where it joined up with a stream and a diversion.  Then I followed it south where it became elevated as it crossed a gulch.  The water sitting in it was still half-frozen.

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