Reservoir Levels Weather Hydrology

Rifle Gap Reservoir, located near Rifle, CO, was constructed in 1967 by the Colorado River Water Conservation District to provide water for irrigation, municipal, and industrial uses. The reservoir has a capacity of 12,240 acre-feet and is fed by Rifle Creek and East Rifle Creek. The reservoir and surrounding area offer recreational opportunities such as boating, fishing, and camping. During the winter months, snowpack from the surrounding mountains provides a significant source of water to the reservoir. The Colorado River Water Conservation District also operates a small hydropower plant at the dam, which provides electricity to the surrounding communities. The reservoir is a vital source of water for agriculture in the region, including hay, vegetable, and fruit production.

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Lake Or Reservoir Water Surface Elevation Above Ngvd 1929, Ft 24hr Change 0%
Percent of Normal 100%
Minimum 5,911.14 ft
Maximum 5,961.09 ft
Average 5,949 ft
Dam_Height 157
Hydraulic_Height 114
Drainage_Area 142
Year_Completed 1966
Nid_Storage 13602
Structural_Height 157
Surface_Area 435
Hazard_Potential High
River_Or_Stream RIFLE CREEK
Dam_Length 1450
Primary_Dam_Type Earth
Nid_Height 157

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