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Lemon Reservoir is a manmade lake located in the San Juan Mountains of southwestern Colorado. It was created in the 1960s as part of a hydroelectric project. The reservoir is fed by several streams and contributes to the Animas River watershed. Snowpack from the surrounding mountains also provides a significant portion of the reservoir's water. The reservoir serves as a source of irrigation for nearby farmland and provides recreational opportunities for fishing, boating, and camping. The area is also used for hiking and wildlife viewing. Despite its relatively small size, Lemon Reservoir plays an important role in the water supply and economy of the region.

July 13, 2024







Storage 24hr Change -0.4%
Percent of Normal 119%
Minimum 523.14 acre-ft
Maximum 40,164.59 acre-ft
Average 29,662 acre-ft
Dam_Height 284
Hydraulic_Height 196
Drainage_Area 68
Year_Completed 1962
Nid_Storage 48658
Structural_Height 284
Foundations Rock
Surface_Area 686
Hazard_Potential High
Dam_Length 1360
Primary_Dam_Type Rockfill
Nid_Height 284

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