HORSESHOE RESERVOIR AT HORSESHOE DAM

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Horseshoe Reservoir is located in central Arizona, formed by the Horseshoe Dam on the Verde River. The dam was constructed in 1944 for hydroelectric power and irrigation purposes. The reservoir has a storage capacity of 209,000 acre-feet and is primarily fed by snowmelt and runoff from the surrounding mountains. The reservoir provides water for irrigation, recreation, and fish and wildlife habitat. The area surrounding Horseshoe Reservoir is popular for camping, boating, fishing, and hiking. The reservoir is also an important source of water for nearby cities and towns, including Phoenix. The surface flow of the reservoir is primarily provided by the Verde River, while snowpack from the surrounding mountains contributes to the reservoir's water supply. Horseshoe Reservoir is a valuable resource for the region's agricultural and recreational needs.

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Gage Height, Ft 24hr Change -0.48%
Percent of Normal 131%
Minimum 45.84 ft
2019-07-16
Maximum 127.28 ft
2010-05-03
Average 82 ft
Dam_Height 202
Hydraulic_Height 175
Drainage_Area 5618
Years_Modified 1996 - Hydraulic, 1996 - Seismic, 1996 - Structural
Year_Completed 1945
Nid_Storage 214372
Structural_Height 202
Foundations Rock
Surface_Area 3656
Hazard_Potential High
River_Or_Stream VERDE RIVER
Dam_Length 1994
Primary_Dam_Type Rockfill
Nid_Height 202

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