TRINIDAD LAKE NEAR TRINIDAD

Reservoir Levels Weather Hydrology


Trinidad Lake is a reservoir located near Trinidad, Colorado, and is currently the primary water source for the city of Trinidad. The lake was created in the 1970s by damming the Purgatoire River, and it has since become a popular recreational area for fishing, boating, and camping. The hydrology of the lake is dependent on both surface flow and snowpack providers, with the majority of the inflow coming from the nearby mountain ranges during the winter months. In addition to its recreational uses, the lake also plays a crucial role in supporting local agriculture, providing irrigation water to farms in the surrounding area. Despite its importance, Trinidad Lake has faced challenges in recent years due to drought conditions, highlighting the need for sustainable water management practices.

June 21, 2024

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Lake Or Reservoir Water Surface Elevation Above Ngvd 1929, Ft 24hr Change 0%
Percent of Normal 100%
Minimum 6,164.25 ft
2013-07-28
Maximum 6,210.88 ft
2017-05-12
Average 6,186 ft
Dam_Height 203
Hydraulic_Height 195
Drainage_Area 671
Year_Completed 1976
Nid_Storage 164930
Structural_Height 200
Primary_Dam_Type Earth
Surface_Area 1442
Outlet_Gates Vertical Lift - 0
River_Or_Stream PURGATOIRE RIVER
Dam_Length 6610
Hazard_Potential High
Nid_Height 203

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