MCPHEE RESERVOIR

Reservoir Levels Weather Hydrology


McPhee Reservoir is a man-made lake located in southwest Colorado, constructed in 1984. It was built to provide water storage for irrigation, municipal, and industrial purposes. The reservoir has a capacity of over 381,000 acre-feet and covers an area of 4,470 acres. It is fed by the Dolores River and the West Fork of the Dolores River, with snowpack being the primary surface flow provider. The reservoir is used for irrigation by local farmers and ranchers, as well as for recreational activities such as boating, fishing, and camping. The hydrology of the reservoir is closely monitored by the Bureau of Reclamation, and water levels are managed to balance the needs of various stakeholders, including the environment.

June 19, 2024

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Humidity

Storage 24hr Change -0.2%
Percent of Normal 97%
Minimum 1,455 acre-ft
1984-03-20
Maximum 383,150 acre-ft
1999-06-23
Average 323,508 acre-ft
Dam_Height 295
Hydraulic_Height 262
Drainage_Area 809
Year_Completed 1983
Nid_Storage 399200
Hazard_Potential High
Structural_Height 295
River_Or_Stream DELORES RIVER
Foundations Rock
Surface_Area 4918
Dam_Length 1300
Primary_Dam_Type Rockfill
Nid_Height 295

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