Blue Springs Reservoir near Blue Springs

Reservoir Levels Weather Hydrology

Blue Springs Reservoir is a man-made lake located near Blue Springs, Missouri. It was constructed in 1951 by the city of Independence for municipal water supply purposes. The reservoir is fed by the Little Blue River and has a surface area of 720 acres. The hydrology of the reservoir is regulated by the Army Corps of Engineers and water levels are maintained through the use of a spillway. The Little Blue River provides the primary source of surface flow to the reservoir, while snowpack in the surrounding area contributes to runoff during the winter months. The reservoir is used for fishing, boating, and wildlife viewing, as well as a source of water for agriculture in the surrounding areas. Additionally, the Blue Springs Reservoir is a popular destination for recreational activities such as camping, hiking, and picnicking.

June 22, 2024







Lake Or Reservoir Water Surface Elevation Above Ngvd 1929, Ft 24hr Change 0%
Percent of Normal 100%
Minimum 799.68 ft
Maximum 808.84 ft
Average 803 ft
Hydraulic_Height 68
Drainage_Area 33
Year_Completed 1988
Nid_Storage 26950
Structural_Height 70
Foundations Soil
Surface_Area 722
Hazard_Potential High
Outlet_Gates Uncontrolled - 0
Dam_Length 2500
Primary_Dam_Type Rockfill
Nid_Height 70

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