LEMON RESERVOIR

Reservoir Levels Weather Hydrology

Colorado Reservoirs Animas Watershed

Lemon Reservoir

RESERVOIR REPORT
February 20 2024

15,787 acre-ft

0% today
86% of Normal Low

Water storage levels at Lemon Reservoir are currently 15,787 acre-ft, about 86% of normal. The average for this time of year is approximately 18,552.9acre-ft. Maximum recorded Storage since record keeping began in 1963 was 1988-06-28 when levels reached 40,164.59 acre-ft. Lowest recorded Storage was 1963-12-13 when levels receded to 523.14 acre-ft. View historical levels.

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.

Geolocation -107.663, 37.395
Elevation 8,150 ft
Storage 24hr Change 0%
Percent of Normal 86%
Minimum 523.14 acre-ft
1963-12-13
Maximum 40,164.59 acre-ft
1988-06-28
Average 18,553 acre-ft
AREA SURFACE FLOWS
Streamgauge Streamflow Stage
ANIMAS RIVER NEAR CEDAR HILL 121 cfs 3.2 ft
ANIMAS RIVER BELOW AZTEC 187 cfs 5.5 ft
SALT CREEK NEAR OXFORD -888 cfs 1.3 ft
FLORIDA RIVER AT BONDAD -888 cfs 2.9 ft
LA PLATA RIVER AT COLORADO-NEW MEXICO STATE LINE 1 cfs 3.2 ft
PIEDRA RIVER NEAR ARBOLES 57 cfs 0.9 ft
LA PLATA RIVER AT LA PLATA 0 cfs 8.3 ft

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