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Taylor Park Reservoir is a popular recreational site located in Taylor Park, Colorado. It was created in 1937 with the construction of the Taylor Park Dam on the Taylor River. The reservoir has a capacity of 106,230 acre-feet and serves as a source of water for hydroelectric power generation and irrigation for the surrounding agricultural lands. The area receives an average of 250 inches of snowfall annually, which is a vital source of water for the reservoir. The snowmelt from the surrounding mountain ranges feeds the Taylor River, which flows into the reservoir. The reservoir is a popular fishing spot, with rainbow, brown, and lake trout being the most common species. Additionally, the reservoir offers various recreational activities such as camping, hiking, boating, and hunting.

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Lake Or Reservoir Water Surface Elevation Above Navd 1988, Ft 24hr Change 0.01%
Percent of Normal 100%
Minimum 9,301.51 ft
Maximum 9,331.48 ft
Average 9,320 ft
Dam_Height 161
Hydraulic_Height 158
Drainage_Area 254
Year_Completed 1937
Nid_Storage 118801
Structural_Height 206
Primary_Dam_Type Earth
Foundations Rock
Surface_Area 2159
Outlet_Gates Needle, Uncontrolled
River_Or_Stream TAYLOR RIVER
Dam_Length 675
Hazard_Potential High
Nid_Height 206

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