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Willow Creek Reservoir is a man-made body of water located in Grand County, Colorado. The reservoir was constructed in 1948 by the Colorado River Water Conservation District for agricultural and municipal purposes. The reservoir has a capacity of 1,100 acre-feet and is fed by Willow Creek, which is a tributary of the Colorado River. The primary purpose of the reservoir is to provide water for irrigation and municipal purposes in the surrounding area. Surface flows into the reservoir come primarily from Willow Creek and snowmelt from the surrounding mountains. The reservoir also provides recreational opportunities such as fishing and boating. It is known for its trout fishing and scenic views of the surrounding mountains. The reservoir is a popular destination for anglers and outdoor enthusiasts in the summer months.

May 21, 2024







Storage 24hr Change 0.42%
Percent of Normal 78%
Minimum 1,536 acre-ft
Maximum 10,596 acre-ft
Average 8,451 acre-ft
Nid_Height 127
Hydraulic_Height 95
Primary_Dam_Type Earth
Drainage_Area 127
Year_Completed 1953
Dam_Height 95
Structural_Height 127
River_Or_Stream WILLOW CREEK
Foundations Rock, Soil
Surface_Area 303
Hazard_Potential High
Outlet_Gates Slide (sluice gate) - 4
Nid_Storage 11177
Dam_Length 1100

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