Ruedi Dam

Overview
Ruedi Dam is a rock and earthfill structure that stands about 285 feet high above streambed and has a crest length of 1,042 feet. The Reservoir is on the western slope of the Rocky Mountains, where snow-capped mountain peaks reach over 13,000 feet and the thickly forested slopes provide an exceptionally beautiful background for recreation activities. Recreation facilities consist of 4 campgrounds accommodating 81 campsites and 2 boat-launching ramps. Surface available for recreation includes 997 acres. Primary recreation activities include camping, motorized boating, sailing, and fishing. Access is good. Game fish species available include rainbow trout, brown trout, and mackinaw trout. Facilities closed in winter due to ice and snow.

General
RegionFacilities in Great Plains | Great Plains Home Page
StateColorado
CountyEagle & Pitkin
ProjectFryingpan-Arkansas
Dam Type
ReservoirRuedi
WatercourseFryingpan River
Location
Longitude-106.8181
Latitude39.3631
Original Construction1964-1968
Modified Construction
National ID NumberCO01664
Hydrologic Unit Code

Dimensions
Structural Height285.0 ft
Hydraulic Height (Normal Operating Depth at Dam)257.0 ft
Top Parapet (Elevation)
Spillway Crest Elevation7766.0 ft
Crest Elevation7788.0 ft
Crest Length1042.0 ft
Crest Width
Base Width
Volume of Dam Construction Materials
Streambed at Dam Axis7503.0 ft
Top of Exclusive Flood Control Pool (Elevation)
Top of Joint Use Pool (Elevation)
Top of Active Conservation Pool (Elevation)7766.0 ft
Top of Inactive Conservation Pool (Elevation)7566.0 ft
Top of Dead Storage Pool (Elevation)7540.0 ft

Hydraulics & Hydrology
Volume
Total Water Storage at Elevation
Maximum Water Surface Elevation
Normal Water Surface Elevation7766.0 ft
Spillway Type
Auxiliary SpillwayNo
Spillway Capacity at Elevation810 cfs at 10043.35
Auxiliary Spillway Capacity at Elevation
Uncontrolled Spillway Capacity at Elevation
Outlet Works Capacity at Elevation1810 cfs at 7781.8 ft
Diversion Capacity at Elevation
Drainage Area226.0 sq mi
Hydrometeorological Report (HMR)HMR 49
Probable Maximum Flood (PMF) Report

Contact Information
Owner
TitleArea Office Manager
OrganizationEastern Colorado Area Office
Address11056 W. County Rd 18E
CityLoveland, CO 80537-9711
Phone (Fax)970 663-3212
Phone (Office)970 667-4410
Operator
TitleArea Office Manager
OrganizationEastern Colorado Area Office
Address11056 W. County Rd 18E
CityLoveland, CO 80537-9711
Phone (Fax)970 663-3212
Phone (Office)970 667-4410


Last updated: Apr 02, 2013