A cold day at Williams Fork

Holding nearly 32 billion gallons, Williams Fork Reservoir stands 217 feet above the Williams Fork River in Grand County.

January 13, 2017 | By: TAP Staff
Williams Fork Reservoir
Williams Fork Reservoir

 

Completed in 1959, Williams Fork Dam & Power Plant sends water and electricity to the West Slope when Denver diverts water to the city. Standing 217 feet above the Williams Fork River streambed, the dam backs up a reservoir of nearly 97,000 acre-feet of water, and the power plant contains a 3,158-kilowatt generator. Williams Fork Reservoir’s surface area is 1,860 acres with a 15.8-mile shoreline.

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