Reservoir Levels Weather Hydrology

Crawford Reservoir is a man-made lake located in Delta County, Colorado. It was built in 1961 for the purpose of irrigation and to provide water for agricultural use in the surrounding area. The reservoir is fed by surface water from the Smith Fork of the Gunnison River and snowpack from the nearby Grand Mesa. The hydrology of the reservoir is closely monitored by the Colorado Division of Water Resources. The water from Crawford Reservoir is used for irrigation of crops such as alfalfa, potatoes, and orchards in the surrounding area. The reservoir also provides recreational opportunities for fishing, boating, and camping. The reservoir is managed by the Crawford Reservoir Water Users Association, and its water is an important resource for the local agricultural community.

June 16, 2024







Storage 24hr Change 0.18%
Percent of Normal 112%
Minimum 367 acre-ft
Maximum 323,233 acre-ft
Average 11,105 acre-ft
Nid_Height 162
Hydraulic_Height 144
Primary_Dam_Type Earth
Drainage_Area 52
Year_Completed 1962
Dam_Height 162
Structural_Height 162
Foundations Rock
Surface_Area 406
Hazard_Potential High
Outlet_Gates Slide (sluice gate), Uncontrolled
Nid_Storage 18275
River_Or_Stream IRON CREEK
Dam_Length 580

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