SMITHVILLE RESERVOIR NEAR SMITHVILLE

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RESERVOIR MISSOURI

Smithville Reservoir Near Smithville


April 16, 2024

862 ft

Smithville Reservoir is a popular recreational destination located near Smithville, MO in Missouri. It was created in 1972 as a result of the construction of the Smithville Dam on the Little Platte River. The reservoir has a capacity of 7,200 acre-feet of water, and its primary purpose is to provide flood control for the Kansas City metropolitan area.

The reservoir is fed by several small streams that flow into the Little Platte River. The Little Platte River is the primary surface flow provider for the reservoir. During the winter months, the reservoir is also fed by snowmelt from the surrounding fields and hills.

In addition to flood control, the reservoir is also used for recreation and agricultural purposes. The lake provides opportunities for boating, fishing, and swimming, and the surrounding area is popular for hunting and wildlife watching. The reservoir also serves as a source of irrigation water for nearby agricultural fields. Overall, Smithville Reservoir is an important resource for the local community and surrounding areas.



Geolocation -94.558, 39.399
Elevation 849.13 ft
Lake Or Reservoir Water Surface Elevation Above Ngvd 1929, Ft 24hr Change 0%
Percent of Normal 100%
Minimum 861.22 ft
2018-10-06
Maximum 882.9 ft
2021-02-18
Average 863 ft
Hydraulic_Height 75
Drainage_Area 213
Year_Completed 1979
Nid_Storage 246500
Structural_Height 105
Primary_Dam_Type Earth
Surface_Area 7190
River_Or_Stream LITTLE PLATTE RIVER
Dam_Length 4000
Hazard_Potential High
Nid_Height 105

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Area Boat Ramps

CLAY COUNTY
Lower Missouri-Crooked Watershed, Missouri
STATE HIGHWAY 92 PLATTE COUNTY
Watershed,
MO 210 RAY COUNTY
Lower Missouri-Crooked Watershed, Missouri
WATERWORKS ROAD 1910, ST. JOSEPH
Independence-Sugar Watershed, Missouri
245TH STREET 31943, NODAWAY COUNTY
Watershed,
NODAWAY COUNTY
Watershed,
SOUTHWEST 240TH STREET CLINTON COUNTY
Platte Watershed, Missouri
TAYLOR COUNTY
Watershed,
RIVER ROAD ATCHISON
Independence-Sugar Watershed, Kansas
220TH STREET 31599, NODAWAY COUNTY
Watershed,

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