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Vallecito Reservoir is a popular recreational destination located in southwestern Colorado. The reservoir was formed in 1941 after the construction of the Vallecito Dam on the Pine River. The reservoir has a capacity of 125,000 acre-feet and is used for irrigation, municipal water supply, and recreation. Surface flow from the Pine River and nearby creeks provide water to the reservoir, while snowpack from the surrounding San Juan Mountains also contributes to the water supply. The reservoir is a popular destination for fishing, boating, camping, and hiking, and is surrounded by the San Juan National Forest. The reservoir also supports local agriculture, primarily in the form of hay farming. Despite being impacted by drought in recent years, Vallecito Reservoir remains an important source of water and recreation for the surrounding community.

June 22, 2024







Storage 24hr Change -0.15%
Percent of Normal 118%
Minimum 608.06 acre-ft
Maximum 126,791.76 acre-ft
Average 103,910 acre-ft
Nid_Height 162
Hydraulic_Height 118
Primary_Dam_Type Earth
Drainage_Area 255
Year_Completed 1940
Dam_Height 162
Structural_Height 162
Foundations Rock
Surface_Area 2803
Nid_Storage 136200
Dam_Length 4010
Hazard_Potential High

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