Reservoir Levels Weather Hydrology

Ridgway Reservoir, located near Ridgway, CO in Colorado, is a man-made lake created in 1987. The reservoir is fed by the Uncompahgre River and is used for hydroelectric power generation as well as irrigation for agricultural purposes. The area receives an average of 24 inches of snowfall annually, which is the main source of water for the reservoir. Providers of surface flow and snowpack include the Uncompahgre River and the San Juan Mountains snowpack. The reservoir is also used for recreational purposes, such as fishing, camping, boating, and swimming. The lake is stocked with rainbow trout, brown trout, and Kokanee salmon, making it a popular spot for fishing enthusiasts. The reservoir and surrounding areas are managed by the Colorado Parks and Wildlife agency.

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Lake Or Reservoir Water Surface Elevation Above Ngvd 1929, Ft 24hr Change 0.02%
Percent of Normal 100%
Minimum 6,826.37 ft
Maximum 6,872.75 ft
Average 6,863 ft
Dam_Height 330
Hydraulic_Height 221
Drainage_Area 265
Year_Completed 1986
Nid_Storage 89230
Structural_Height 330
Primary_Dam_Type Earth
Foundations Rock
Surface_Area 1109
Hazard_Potential High
Dam_Length 2465
Nid_Height 330

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