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Aurora Water Facts & Reports

Aurora Water Reservoir Summary – February 19, 2024
Active Capacity (a.f.)
Current Content (a.f.)
% full
Aurora Reservoir
31,064 29,484 95%
Quincy Reservoir
2,693 2,541 94%
Jefferson Lake
2,313 653 28%
Aurora Rampart Reservoir 1,238  1,047 85%
Spinney Mountain Reservoir
53,651 45,009 84%
Shared Storage* 65,452 38,919 59%
 Total 156,411 117,653 75%
 * Aurora is in many reservoirs across Colorado. Since we move our water to meet many needs, this number represents Aurora’s water in these other reservoirs at this time. All numbers in this report should be considered to be an estimate or projection. Included in shared storage is Aurora's share in Homestake Reservoir, Turquoise Lake, Twin Lakes Reservoir, Pueblo Reservoir, Strontia Springs Reservoir and Lakes Meredith and Henry

Snow Report - February 26, 2024 - 97% of average

This weekly report reflects the depth and moisture content of snow in the three basins that Aurora diverts its water from.

There are two measurements included in the report. We pay close attention to the “Snow Water Equivalent” or SWE. This measurement takes into account the snow’s moisture levels, which helps determine how much runoff we may see in our diversion systems. This number is not perfect and cannot be used to predict reservoir levels. Many factors come into play with snow runoff, including the speed of the runoff due to temperature (too fast and we can’t collect all of it), humidity levels (dry air can result in direct evaporation or sublimation) and soil moisture (dry soils siphon moisture off before it can reach our diversions).

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