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Vega Reservoir is a man-made lake located in western Colorado, near the town of Collbran. Constructed in 1963, the reservoir was created to store water for agricultural irrigation and municipal use. The reservoir has a capacity of 27,000 acre-feet and is fed by the Plateau Creek watershed, which includes snowmelt and surface runoff. The surrounding area is known for its agriculture, including orchards and cattle ranching. The reservoir also supports recreational activities, such as fishing, boating, and camping. It is stocked annually with rainbow and brown trout. Vega Reservoir is an important source of water for the region, and its management is critical to ensuring sustainable agriculture and recreation opportunities.

June 20, 2024







Storage 24hr Change -0.71%
Percent of Normal 108%
Minimum 54 acre-ft
Maximum 39,608 acre-ft
Average 29,821 acre-ft
Nid_Height 162
Hydraulic_Height 136
Drainage_Area 24
Year_Completed 1959
Dam_Height 130
Structural_Height 162
Primary_Dam_Type Earth
Foundations Rock, Soil
Surface_Area 1109
Hazard_Potential High
Outlet_Gates Slide (sluice gate) - 1, Valve - 2
Nid_Storage 38102
Dam_Length 2100

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Harvey Gap State Park

Harvey Gap State Park is located in the state of Colorado and is a popular destination for outdoor enthusiasts. The park is situated around Harvey Gap Reservoir and offers a variety of activities including fishing, boating, camping, hiking, and wildlife watching. One of the main attractions of the park is the Harvey Gap Reservoir, which offers excellent fishing opportunities. The reservoir is home to a variety of fish species including trout, bass, and pike. Visitors can also rent boats and kayaks to explore the reservoir. There are several hiking trails in the park that offer scenic views of the surrounding ...