The dam, which was built between 1908 and 1918, is 1,364 feet (416 m) long and 124 feet (38 m) high. It was constructed in 1949 by the Bureau of Reclamation as part of its federal Colorado-Big Thompson Project or "C-BT". [2] The lake is popular with anglers, who catch rainbow trout, lake trout, brown trout, and kokanee. Flaming Gorge Dam forms the Flaming Gorge Reservoir, which extends 91 miles (146 km) into southern Wyoming, submerging four distinct gorges of the Green River. The Granby Dam's reservoir is known as Lake Granby, the largest reservoir component of the Colorado-Big Thompson Project. The Colorado-Big Thompson Project is a federal water diversion project in Colorado designed to collect West Slope mountain water from the headwaters of the Colorado River and divert it to Colorado's Front Range and plains. The dam's primary functions are to create a reservoir, and to generate hydroelectric power. The difference in water surface elevation between the two reservoirs is 1070 feet. Elevation: 7,953 feet (2,424 meters) Currently the USBR is the largest wholesaler of water in the country, bringing water to more than 31 million people, and providing one in five Western farmers with irrigation water for 10 million acres of farmland, which produce 60% of the nation's vegetables and 25% of its fruits and nuts. With a capacity of 800,000 acre feet (990,000,000 m3), the lake nearly doubled the area's surface water storage capacity and provides additional water supplies for drought, peak summer, and emergency needs. The Adams Tunnel diverts west slope water to the east slope of the Rocky Mountains for use in agriculture and to serve the populated areas of Colorado, including Denver. The 402-foot (123 m) high earthen dam is situated in the foothills of the San Juan Mountains about 44 miles (71 km) upstream and east of Farmington, New Mexico. Combined with the other five Federal power plants on the C-BT, enough electricity is produced annually to power almost 60,000 American homes. The lake trout is prized both as a game fish and as a food fish. The District's offices are in Berthoud, Colorado. Located in north central Colorado it flows southwest through the Colorado Plateau country of western Colorado, southeastern Utah and northwestern Arizona where it flows through the Grand Canyon. Willow Creek Dam is a dam in Grand County, Colorado. In addition to the waters of the Colorado, water from Willow Creek just below the dam is pumped up 175 feet (53 m) to Lake Granby. At its deepest point, the tunnel is about 3,800 feet (1,200 m) below the surface of the mountain peaks. The reservoir formed by the dam, Holter Lake is 25 miles (40 km) long and has a storage capacity of 243,000 acre feet (300,000,000 m3) of water when full. U.S. Department of the Interior: Water and Power Resources Service, Project Data, pps 251-292. Copyright © Locality, LLC | Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | About. Anyone who is interested in visiting Green Mountain Reservoir can print the free topographic map and street map using the link above. Anyone who is interested in visiting Green Mountain Reservoir can print the free topographic map and street map using the link above. Its area is 15,000 acres (6,100 ha), and it has 150 miles (240 km) of shoreline in two states. The brown trout is a European species of salmonid fish that has been widely introduced into suitable environments globally. Northern Water works with the Colorado-Big Thompson Project to transfer water from the Colorado Western Slope over the Continental Divide for agricultural, industrial, and municipal water supply in northeastern Colorado. Below are weather averages from 1971 to 2000 according to data gathered from the nearest official weather station. In Mexico its course forms the boundary between Sonora and Baja California before entering the Gulf of California. Willow Flycatcher breeds in the willows southwest of the reservoir. The reservoir runs north-south for approximately 6.5 miles (10 km) and is approximately one-half mile (1 km) wide. The Blue River is a tributary of the Colorado River, approximately 65 miles (105 km) long, in the U.S. state of Colorado. Shadow Mountain Dam is a zoned earth-fill dam on the Colorado River in Grand County, Colorado. USGS Topo Map Quad: Mount Powell Lake trout is a freshwater char living mainly in lakes in northern North America. The reservoir sits in the foothills above the town on the western side of the Dakota Hogback, which contains the reservoir along its eastern side. Construction began on 15 June 1940, but was suspended as a result of World War II priorities, from the end of 1942 to August 1943. It is 13.1 miles (21.1 km) long, with a concrete lined diameter of 9.75 feet (2.97 m). Horsetooth and Carter Lake serve as the two principal reservoirs for water diverted eastward under the continental divide via the C-BT. Granby Dam is an earthfill dam that dams the Colorado River 5.5 miles (8.9 km) northeast of Granby, Colorado in Grand County, Colorado. Green Mountain Reservoir lies at the northern end of Summit County, Colorado along the Blue River. The Birding Trail links outdoor recreation sites, both public and private, into a network through a designated driving route. The dam is a "run-of-the-river" dam because it can generate electricity without needing to store additional water supplies behind the dam. The multi-purpose project was authorized in 1962 by President Kennedy to serve municipal, industrial, and hydroelectric power generation, and to enhance recreation, fish and wildlife interests. Holter Dam is a hydroelectric straight gravity dam on the Missouri River about 45 miles (72 km) northeast of Helena, Montana, in the United States. Diamond Valley Lake is a man-made off-stream reservoir located near Hemet, California, United States. Feature Type: Reservoir. Grand Lake is Colorado's largest and deepest natural lake. This reservoir is the site of Colorado’s only sighting of Magnificent Frigatebird, so you never know what might show up! Copyright © 2017. Other names for it include mackinaw, namaycush,lake char (or charr), touladi, togue, and grey trout. The Northern Colorado Water Conservancy District — more commonly referred to as Northern Water — is a water utility for eight counties in northeastern Colorado. The dam and its reservoir, Bighorn Lake, are owned by the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation. This 298-foot (91 m)-tall dam was constructed between 1941 and 1950 and has a drainage area of 311 square miles (810 km2).