Reservoir Levels Weather Hydrology

Ruedi Reservoir is a man-made reservoir located near Basalt, Colorado. The reservoir was constructed in 1968 and is operated by the Bureau of Reclamation. The hydrology of the reservoir is fed by the Fryingpan River and is primarily used for water storage and hydroelectric power generation. The specific surface flow for the reservoir has a capacity of 102,373 acre-feet and it receives water from the Fryingpan River, Williams Creek, and Chapman Creek. The snowpack providers for the reservoir are Aspen and Vail, which are both located within the Roaring Fork Valley. Agricultural users rely on the reservoir for irrigation, and recreational activities such as fishing, boating, and camping are popular among tourists and locals.

July 19, 2024







Storage 24hr Change 0.12%
Percent of Normal 102%
Minimum 32,433.35 acre-ft
Maximum 103,997.69 acre-ft
Average 98,432 acre-ft
Nid_Height 322
Hydraulic_Height 301
Drainage_Area 226
Year_Completed 1968
Dam_Height 291
Structural_Height 322
Primary_Dam_Type Earth
Foundations Rock, Soil
Surface_Area 1110
Hazard_Potential High
Outlet_Gates Valve - 6
Nid_Storage 119007
Dam_Length 1042

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