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Colorado Upper San Juan Watershed

Vallecito Reservoir Near Bayfield

June 2 2023

7,627 ft

0% today
100% of Normal Normal

Water lake or reservoir water surface elevation above ngvd 1929, ft levels at Vallecito Reservoir Near Bayfield are currently 7,627 ft, about 100% of normal. The average for this time of year is approximately 7,662.19ft.

Maximum recorded Lake or reservoir water surface elevation above NGVD 1929, ft since record keeping began in 2008 was 2012-05-24 when levels reached 7,664.96 ft. Lowest recorded Lake or reservoir water surface elevation above NGVD 1929, ft was 2012-10-10 when levels receded to 7,624.29 ft.

Vallecito Reservoir, located near Bayfield, Colorado, was created in 1941 as part of a project to provide irrigation water to the surrounding agricultural lands. The reservoir has a capacity of over 125,000 acre-feet and is fed by several small streams as well as snowmelt from the nearby mountains. The water from the reservoir is used for irrigation, municipal water supply, and recreation. The area around Vallecito Reservoir is popular for fishing, boating, camping, and hiking. The reservoir is also home to several species of fish, including rainbow trout, brown trout, and kokanee salmon. The snowpack providers for Vallecito Reservoir include the nearby San Juan mountains, which receive an average of 300 inches of snowfall each year. Overall, Vallecito Reservoir is an important source of water and recreation for the surrounding communities.

Geolocation -107.575, 37.384
Elevation 7,652.24 ft
Lake Or Reservoir Water Surface Elevation Above Ngvd 1929, Ft 24hr Change 0%
Percent of Normal 100%
Minimum 7,624.29 ft
Maximum 7,664.96 ft
Average 7,662 ft
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