HORSETOOTH RESERVOIR

Reservoir Levels Weather Hydrology


RESERVOIR COLORADO

Horsetooth Reservoir


April 16, 2024

125,310 acre-ft

-0.03% today
100% of Normal Normal

Water storage levels at Horsetooth Reservoir are currently 125,310 acre-ft, about 100% of normal. The average for this time of year is approximately 124,281.26acre-ft. Maximum recorded Storage since record keeping began in 1951 was 2004-04-09 when levels reached 157,000 acre-ft. Lowest recorded Storage was 2001-10-06 when levels receded to 2,536 acre-ft. View historical levels.

Horsetooth Reservoir is a popular recreational area in Colorado, located west of Fort Collins. The reservoir was constructed in 1949 by the Bureau of Reclamation for irrigation purposes, and it has since become a significant source of water for the region. Horsetooth Reservoir is fed by several streams, including Spring Creek and the Cache la Poudre River, which provide the majority of the surface flow. Additionally, snowpack from the surrounding mountains contributes to the reservoir's water levels. The reservoir is used for various recreational activities, such as camping, boating, fishing, and hiking. The water is also used to irrigate agricultural land in the area, supporting the local farming industry.



Geolocation -105.170, 40.600
Elevation 5,429.68 ft
Storage 24hr Change -0.03%
Percent of Normal 100%
Minimum 2,536 acre-ft
2001-10-06
Maximum 157,000 acre-ft
2004-04-09
Average 124,281 acre-ft
Dam_Height 155
Hydraulic_Height 115
Drainage_Area 17
Years_Modified 2003 - Foundation, 2003 - Structural
Year_Completed 1948
Nid_Storage 170370
Structural_Height 155
River_Or_Stream CACHE LA POUDRE TR
Foundations Rock
Surface_Area 2040
Hazard_Potential High
Dam_Length 1840
Primary_Dam_Type Earth
Nid_Height 155

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Area Boat Ramps

NOWATA DRIVE 875, LARIMER COUNTY
Cache La Poudre Watershed, Colorado
BRIGHTON
Middle South Platte-Cherry Creek Watershed, Colorado
DOWDY DRIVE 2, LARIMER COUNTY
Cache La Poudre Watershed, Colorado
BRIDGES RIVER ACCESS POINT (PUT-IN)
Cache La Poudre Watershed, Colorado
BRIDGES RIVER ACCESS POINT (TAKE-OUT #2)
Cache La Poudre Watershed, Colorado
BRIDGES RIVER ACCESS POINT (TAKE-OUT)
Cache La Poudre Watershed, Colorado
PINEVIEW RIVER ACCESS POINT (PUT-IN, TAKE-OUT)
Cache La Poudre Watershed, Colorado
ADAMS COUNTY
Middle South Platte-Cherry Creek Watershed, Colorado
NOWATA DRIVE 407, LARIMER COUNTY
Cache La Poudre Watershed, Colorado
NOWATA DRIVE 597, LARIMER COUNTY
Cache La Poudre Watershed, Colorado

Rafting & Kayaking

BEAVER CREEK TO CHEESEMAN RESERVOIR
South Platte Headwaters Watershed, Colorado
CHEESEMAN DAM TO WIGMAN CLUB
Upper South Platte Watershed, Colorado
EAST FORK ARKANSAS RIVER
Arkansas Headwaters Watershed, Colorado
NORTH FORK--INSMONT TO ESTABROOK
Upper South Platte Watershed, Colorado
END OF FOUR-WHEEL DRIVE ROAD TO PEARL CREEK IN SE 1/4 SEC 21, T10N, R74W
Cache La Poudre Watershed, Colorado
CLIFFDALE TO CONFLUENCE WITH SOUTH PLATTE
Upper South Platte Watershed, Colorado
WIGMAN CLUB TO STRONTIA RESERVOIR
Upper South Platte Watershed, Colorado
ESTABROOK TO CLIFFDALE
Upper South Platte Watershed, Colorado
HEADWATERS TO ENDS 0.5 MILES UPSTREAM FROM END OF COUNTY HWY 115
St. Vrain Watershed, Colorado
BEGINS 0.5 MILES UPSTREAM FROM END OF COUNTY HWY 115 TO EASTERN BOUNDARY OF ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK
St. Vrain Watershed, Colorado

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Leo Pando Park

Mylar Park

Curt Gowdy State Park

Dutcher Field

Converse Softball Complex

Holliday Park

Fort Laramie National Historic Site

                                                                                                                       
                                               
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