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Western Colorado Area Office

Project Fact Sheet

Colorado River Storage Project: Aspinall Unit
Reservoir Blue Mesa Morrow Point Crystal
River Gunnison River Gunnison River Gunnison River
Capacity
   Total Capacity (af) 940700 117190 25240
   Live Capacity (af) 829500 117025 17540
Surface Area (aNWS) 9180 817 340
Active Pool
   Storage (af) 748430 42120 12890
   Norm Water Surface (ft) 7519.4 7160 6755
Inactive Pool
   Storage (af) 81070 74905 4650
   Top of Pool (ft) 7393 7100 6700
Dead Pool
   Storage (af) 111200 165 7700
   Top of Pool (ft) 7358 6808 6670
Dam Crest (ft) 7528 7165 6772
Outlet Works (cfs) 5000 1500 2000
Spillway Capacity (cfs) 34000 41000 41350
Spillway Crest (ft) 7487.9 7123 6756
Completion Date 1966 1968 1976

Units: Acre-Feet (af); Feet Above Mean Sea Level (ft); Cubit Feet Per Second: (cfs); Acres at NWS: (aNWS)

Email comments/inquires to: WestColoAreaOffice@usbr.gov

 

Last updated: November 15, 2013