07099350 PUEBLO RESERVOIR NEAR PUEBLO, CO
LOCATION.--Lat 38°16'15", long 104°43'30", in NE14 sec.36, T.20 S., R.66 W., Pueblo County, Hydrologic Unit 11020002, at dam on Arkansas River, 7 mi west of Pueblo.
DRAINAGE AREA.--4,669 mi2.
RESERVOIR ELEVATIONS AND CONTENTS RECORDS
PERIOD OF RECORD.--January 1974 to current year.
GAGE.--Water-stage recorder. Datum of gage is 4,898.70 ft above NGVD of 1929, (levels by U.S. Bureau of Reclamation); gage readings at 2400 have been reduced to elevations above NGVD of 1929.
REMARKS.--Reservoir is formed by concrete and earthfill dam. Storage began Jan. 9, 1974; dam completed in August 1975. Capacity, 357,700 acre-ft at elevation 4,898.70 ft, crest of spillway. Dead storage, 3,730 acre-ft, below elevation 4,764.00 ft, invert of river outlet. Reservoir is terminal reservoir of the Fryingpan-Arkansas project and is used to provide flood control, municipal and industrial supplies, and to fulfill irrigation requirements in the Arkansas River Valley. Figures given are total contents.
COOPERATION.--Records provided by U.S. Bureau of Reclamation.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD.--Maximum contents, 295,480 acre-ft, Feb. 12, 1985, elevation, 4,886.94 ft; minimum since appreciable storage was attained, 22,680 acre-ft, Nov. 13, 1974, elevation, 4,790.50 ft.
EXTREMES (AT 2400) FOR CURRENT YEAR.--Maximum contents, 114,210 acre-ft, Mar. 19, elevation, 4,840.70 ft; minimum contents, 66,170 acre-ft, Sept. 23, elevation, 4,820.65 ft.