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Homestake Reservoir is a man-made reservoir located in Eagle County, Colorado. Constructed in 1964, it has a capacity of 43,200 acre-feet and serves as a major water supply source for the cities of Aurora and Colorado Springs. The reservoir is fed by two primary streams, Homestake Creek and Whitney Creek, which are both snowmelt-fed. Additionally, the reservoir's hydrology is heavily influenced by the annual snowpack in the surrounding area. The area around Homestake Reservoir is primarily used for grazing, and there are several ranches in the surrounding hills. Additionally, the reservoir provides ample opportunities for outdoor activities such as fishing, boating, and hiking. Homestake Reservoir plays a critical role in the water infrastructure of Colorado, helping to provide clean, reliable water for millions of residents and businesses.

June 14, 2024







Storage 24hr Change 1.26%
Percent of Normal 103%
Minimum 0.048 acre-ft
Maximum 374,386.998 acre-ft
Average 30,330 acre-ft
Nid_Height 265
Hydraulic_Height 231
Drainage_Area 7
Years_Modified 1996 - Other
Year_Completed 1967
Dam_Height 231
Structural_Height 265
Primary_Dam_Type Rockfill
Foundations Rock
Surface_Area 333
Hazard_Potential High
Outlet_Gates Slide (sluice gate) - 1, Valve - 4
Nid_Storage 45500
Dam_Length 1996

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