Reservoir Levels Weather Hydrology

Vega Reservoir near Collbran, CO was constructed in 1962 to provide irrigation water for the surrounding agricultural community. The reservoir is fed by Plateau Creek and has a storage capacity of 27,000 acre-feet. The hydrology of the reservoir is dependent on snowpack in the surrounding mountains, which provides the majority of the water supply. The reservoir also receives water from the Grand Mesa National Forest and the BLM, which manage the surrounding land. The reservoir is used for irrigation, with water being released to the Plateau Valley for agricultural purposes. Recreational activities, such as fishing and boating, are also popular at Vega Reservoir. The reservoir is managed by the Bureau of Reclamation and is an important source of water for the surrounding area.

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Lake Or Reservoir Water Surface Elevation Above Ngvd 1929, Ft 24hr Change 0%
Percent of Normal 100%
Minimum 7,932.12 ft
Maximum 7,985.83 ft
Average 7,972 ft
Dam_Height 130
Hydraulic_Height 136
Drainage_Area 24
Year_Completed 1959
Nid_Storage 38102
Structural_Height 162
Primary_Dam_Type Earth
Foundations Rock, Soil
Surface_Area 1109
Hazard_Potential High
Outlet_Gates Slide (sluice gate) - 1, Valve - 2
Dam_Length 2100
Nid_Height 162

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