Longview Reservoir at Kansas City

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Longview Reservoir is a man-made lake located in Jackson County, Missouri, in the Kansas City metropolitan area. The reservoir was built in 1987 to provide flood control, water supply, and recreational opportunities. It covers an area of 930 acres and has a capacity of 6,986 acre-feet. The reservoir is fed by the Little Blue River and several small creeks, and its water is used for irrigation, municipal supply, and industrial purposes. The lake provides habitat for a variety of fish species, including largemouth bass, crappie, and catfish, and is a popular spot for fishing, boating, and hiking. The area around the reservoir is also used for agricultural purposes, including the production of corn, soybeans, and wheat. The Longview Reservoir is an important resource for the region, providing both recreational opportunities and vital water resources.

June 14, 2024







Lake Or Reservoir Water Surface Elevation Above Ngvd 1929, Ft 24hr Change 0%
Percent of Normal 100%
Minimum 887.49 ft
Maximum 900.14 ft
Average 892 ft
Hydraulic_Height 120
Drainage_Area 50
Year_Completed 1985
Nid_Storage 46900
Structural_Height 125
Foundations Rock, Soil
Surface_Area 930
Hazard_Potential High
Outlet_Gates Uncontrolled - 0
Dam_Length 1900
Primary_Dam_Type Earth
Nid_Height 125

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