This page features drone-captured photos and videos of Ruedi Reservoir on Colorado’s Western Slope. Part of the federal Fryingpan-Arkansas project, the reservoir has a capacity of 102,000 acre-feet and is a popular recreation spot.
“The purpose of Ruedi Reservoir is to compensate people of Colorado’s West Slope for water from the Fryingpan River diverted further upstream from the Fryingpan, under the Continental Divide, to Colorado’s East Slope,” according to the Bureau of Reclamation.
Read more about the history of the reservoir and town it submerged in this Aspen Journalism story.
|Date||December 24, 2020|
|Location||Ruedi Reservoir, Colorado (map)|
|Organization||The Water Desk at the University of Colorado Boulder|
|Rights||Free to reuse under Creative Commons license, with credit to Mitch Tobin, The Water Desk|