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Sapinero Basin of Blue Mesa
Sapinero Basin of Blue Mesa as seen from the water.

NPS image by Matt Johnson

Reservoir Water Levels

Water is a scarce, critical, and dwindling resource in the West. In addition to supporting recreational activities in Curecanti it provides power to millions of homes and is the lifeblood for our communities, for wildlife, and for many of the foods that we eat.

Reservoir water levels in Curecanti are maintained by the Bureau of Reclamation. Throughout the country the agency brings water to more than 31 million people and provides one out of five Western farmers (140,000) with irrigation water for 10 million acres of farmland that produce 60% of the nation's vegetables and 25% of its fruits and nuts.

Water data on the three reservoirs in Curecanti:

Blue Mesa
Morrow Point


Elk Creek Webcam

View west over Blue Mesa Reservoir from Elk Creek Campground.

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Last updated: May 18, 2023

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