Reservoir Levels Weather Hydrology

Ridgway Reservoir in Colorado was created in the 1980s as part of the Dallas Creek Project. It is located in the Uncompahgre River Valley and is fed by the Uncompahgre River and Dallas Creek. The reservoir has a capacity of 258,000 acre-feet and provides water for agriculture, as well as domestic and municipal use. Ridgway Reservoir also serves as a popular recreational destination for fishing, camping, boating, and hiking. The hydrology of the area is influenced by snowpack from the nearby San Juan Mountains, and surface flows from Dallas Creek and the Uncompahgre River. The reservoir is managed by the Bureau of Reclamation and the Colorado Division of Parks and Wildlife to ensure both water management and recreation needs are met.

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Storage 24hr Change 1.3%
Percent of Normal 107%
Minimum 96 acre-ft
Maximum 84,912 acre-ft
Average 72,769 acre-ft
Nid_Height 330
Hydraulic_Height 221
Primary_Dam_Type Earth
Drainage_Area 265
Year_Completed 1986
Dam_Height 330
Structural_Height 330
Foundations Rock
Surface_Area 1109
Hazard_Potential High
Nid_Storage 89230
Dam_Length 2465

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