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Fruitgrowers Reservoir is a man-made reservoir located in Delta County, Colorado. The reservoir was created in 1906 by the Fruitgrowers Dam which was built across Surface Creek, a tributary of the Gunnison River. The reservoir is able to store up to 8,232 acre-feet of water and serves the agricultural needs of the surrounding area. The water in the reservoir comes from both surface flow and snowpack, with the majority of the water coming from snowmelt in the surrounding mountains. The reservoir is used to irrigate farms in the area and also provides recreational opportunities such as fishing and boating. The reservoir is managed by the Fruitgrowers Reservoir Company, a cooperative of local farmers, and is a vital resource for the agricultural community in the area.

June 13, 2024







Storage 24hr Change -0.97%
Percent of Normal 79%
Minimum 1 acre-ft
Maximum 7,359,392 acre-ft
Average 3,440 acre-ft
Dam_Height 55
Hydraulic_Height 40
Drainage_Area 12
Years_Modified 1986 - Seismic, 1986 - Structural
Year_Completed 1938
Nid_Storage 7548
Structural_Height 55
Primary_Dam_Type Earth
Foundations Rock, Soil
Surface_Area 640
Hazard_Potential High
Outlet_Gates Slide (sluice gate), Uncontrolled
Dam_Length 1520
Nid_Height 55

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