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Bureau of Reclamation Federal Water Projects on the Colorado River system

  • Big Sandy
  • Built 1952
  • Capacity: 26,000 acre/feet
  • Fontenelle
  • Built 1963
  • Capacity: 345,360 acre/feet
  • Meeks Cabin
  • Built 1971
  • Capacity: 32,470 acre/feet
  • Stateline
  • Built 1979
  • Capacity: 14,000 acre/feet
  • Blue Mesa
  • Built 1966
  • Capacity: 940,700 acre/feet
  • Bonham
  • Built 1962
  • Capacity: 1,220 acre/feet
  • Crawford
  • Built 1962
  • Capacity: 14,395 acre/feet
  • Crystal
  • Built 1973
  • Capacity: 25,236 acre/feet
  • Fruitgrowers
  • Built 1939
  • Capacity: 4,540 acre/feet
  • Granby
  • Built 1950
  • Capacity: 539,800 acre/feet
  • Great Cut Dike
  • Built 1984
  • Capacity: 381,195 acre/feet
  • Green Mountain
  • Built 1943
  • Capacity: 153,639 acre/feet
  • Jackson Gulch
  • Built 1950
  • Capacity: 10,000 acre/feet
  • Kitson
  • Built 1911
  • Capacity: 184 acre/feet
  • Lemon
  • Built 1963
  • Capacity: 40,146 acre/feet
  • Animas-La Plata
  • Estimated Completion: 2012
  • Capacity: 120,000 acre/feet
  • McPhee
  • Built 1984
  • Capacity: 381,195 acre/feet
  • Morrow Point
  • Built 1968
  • Capacity: 117,190 acre/feet
  • Paonia
  • Built 1962
  • Capacity: 20,950 acre/feet
  • Ridgway
  • Built 1987
  • Capacity: 84,410 acre/feet
  • Rifle Gap
  • Built 1967
  • Capacity: 13,602 acre/feet
  • Ruedi
  • Built 1968
  • Capacity: 102,373 acre/feet
  • Shadow Mountain
  • Built 1946
  • Capacity: 18,400 acre/feet
  • Silver Jack
  • Built 1971
  • Capacity: 13,520 acre/feet
  • Taylor Park
  • Built 1937
  • Capacity: 106,200 acre/feet
  • Vallecito
  • Built 1941
  • Capacity: 129,700 acre/feet
  • Vega
  • Built 1959
  • Capacity: 33,800 acre/feet
  • Willow Creek
  • Built 1953
  • Capacity: 10,600 acre/feet
  • Bottle Hollow
  • Built 1970
  • Capacity: 11,799 acre/feet
  • Currant Creek
  • Built 1975
  • Capacity: 15,700 acre/feet
  • Flaming Gorge
  • Built 1964, modified 1978 & 1984
  • Capacity: 3,788,000 acre/feet
  • Huntington North
  • Built 1966
  • Capacity: 5,420 acre/feet
  • Joes Valley
  • Built 1966
  • Capacity: 62,460 acre/feet
  • Midview
  • Built 1937
  • Capacity: 5,800 acre/feet
  • Moon Lake
  • Built 1938
  • Capacity: 49,500 acre/feet
  • Red Fleet
  • Built 1980
  • Capacity: 26,000 acre/feet
  • Scofield
  • Built 1946
  • Capacity: 73,600 acre/feet
  • Soldier Creek
  • Built 1974
  • Capacity: 1,106,500 acre/feet
  • Starvation
  • Built 1970
  • Capacity: 167,310 acre/feet
  • Steinaker
  • Built 1962
  • Capacity: 38,173 acre/feet
  • Upper Stillwater
  • Built 1987
  • Capacity: 32,000 acre/feet
  • Bartlett
  • Built 1939, modified 1996
  • Capacity: 178,186 acre/feet
  • Davis
  • Built 1953
  • Capacity: 1,818,300 acre/feet
  • Glen Canyon
  • Built 1964
  • Capacity: 26,215,000 acre/feet
  • Hoover
  • Built 1935
  • Capacity: 28,254,000 acre/feet
  • Horseshoe
  • Built 1946, modified 1993
  • Capacity: 131,427 acre/feet
  • Horse Mesa
  • Built 1927
  • Capacity: 245,138 acre/feet
  • Granite Reef
  • Built 1908
  • Diversion dam, no reservoir
  • Imperial
  • Built 1938
  • Capacity: 85,000 acre/feet
  • Mormon Flat
  • Built 1926
  • Capacity: 57,852 acre/feet
  • New Waddell
  • Built 1992
  • Capacity: 1,108,600 acre/feet
  • Palo Verde
  • Built 1957
  • Diversion dam, no reservoir
  • Parker
  • Built 1938
  • Capacity: 646,200 acre/feet
  • Stewart Mountain
  • Built 1936, modified 1992
  • Capacity: 69,765 acre/feet
  • Theodore Roosevelt
  • Built 1911, modified 1996
  • Capacity: 1,653,043 acre/feet
  • Senator Wash
  • Built 1966
  • Capacity: 5,770 acre/feet
  • Squaw Lake Dike
  • Part of Senator Wash
Map of the Colorado River Basin showing locations of Bureau of Reclamation dams

Notes

  • Map not to scale
  • 1 acre foot = volume of water that will cover 1 acre to a depth of 1 foot = 325,851 gallons = annual water for a household of 4 people

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