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Colorado Uncompahange Watershed

Ridgway Reservoir Near Ridgway

June 6 2023

6,848 ft

+0.01% today
100% of Normal Normal

Water lake or reservoir water surface elevation above ngvd 1929, ft levels at Ridgway Reservoir Near Ridgway are currently 6,848 ft, about 100% of normal. The average for this time of year is approximately 6,856.87ft.

Maximum recorded Lake or reservoir water surface elevation above NGVD 1929, ft since record keeping began in 2008 was 2009-05-25 when levels reached 6,872.75 ft. Lowest recorded Lake or reservoir water surface elevation above NGVD 1929, ft was 2018-10-10 when levels receded to 6,826.37 ft.

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.

Geolocation -107.758, 38.236
Elevation 6,871 ft
Lake Or Reservoir Water Surface Elevation Above Ngvd 1929, Ft 24hr Change 0.01%
Percent of Normal 100%
Minimum 6,826.37 ft
Maximum 6,872.75 ft
Average 6,857 ft


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