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Lemon Reservoir is a man-made reservoir located near Durango, Colorado. The reservoir was constructed in 1963 and is named after a local rancher, John Lemon. The reservoir is fed by the Hermosa Creek, a tributary of the Animas River, and the hydrology of the region is influenced by snowpack from the San Juan Mountains. The surface flow of the reservoir is regulated by a dam, and the water is used for irrigation and municipal purposes. The snowpack also serves as a source of water for the reservoir, and the region's agriculture and recreational activities rely on this water source. Lemon Reservoir is popular for fishing and camping, and also serves as a source of drinking water for the town of Durango.

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Lake Or Reservoir Water Surface Elevation Above Ngvd 1929, Ft 24hr Change 0%
Percent of Normal 100%
Minimum 8,061.51 ft
Maximum 8,147.92 ft
Average 8,127 ft
Dam_Height 284
Hydraulic_Height 196
Drainage_Area 68
Year_Completed 1962
Nid_Storage 48658
Hazard_Potential High
Structural_Height 284
Primary_Dam_Type Rockfill
Foundations Rock
Surface_Area 686
Dam_Length 1360
Nid_Height 284

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