Reservoir Levels Weather Hydrology

Silver Jack Reservoir is located in the San Juan Mountains of Colorado and was established in 1957. The reservoir is fed by the snowpack from the surrounding mountains and provides water for irrigation, recreation, and domestic use. The hydrology of the reservoir is primarily determined by the drainage basin and precipitation patterns in the area. The surface flow providers include the Cow Creek and Dallas Creek, while the snowpack providers include the San Juan, Sneffels, and Cimarron Mountains. The reservoir is used for fishing, boating, camping, and hiking, making it a popular destination for outdoor enthusiasts. Additionally, it irrigates agricultural lands in the Uncompahgre Valley, supporting the local farming community.

June 21, 2024







Storage 24hr Change 0%
Percent of Normal 101%
Minimum 574.72 acre-ft
Maximum 4,010,926.07 acre-ft
Average 12,934 acre-ft
Dam_Height 173
Hydraulic_Height 132
Drainage_Area 59
Year_Completed 1971
Nid_Storage 15363
Structural_Height 173
Primary_Dam_Type Earth
Foundations Rock
Surface_Area 319
Hazard_Potential High
Outlet_Gates Slide (sluice gate), Uncontrolled, Valve
Dam_Length 1050
Nid_Height 173

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