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Fire Mountain Canal and
Reservoir Company

Home @ Fire Mountain and Reservoir Company

Emergency Contacts

Steve Fletcher - 970.589.2857
Bill Moore - 970.361.4051
(Ditch Rider)
Travis Cecil - 970.589.3836
(Ditch Rider)
Dixie Luke - 970.872.6265

Board of Directors

Dixie Luke - Pres.
Bill Houseweart - VP
Ron Smith - Dir.
Dan Robinson - Dir.
Wes Spore - Dir.
Randy Fisher - Sec/Treasurer
Jeff Armstrong - Non Voting

Board Meetings - 7:00 P.M. Second Thursday of each month. Meeting Location - Delta County Annex building in Hotchkiss.

Mailing Address:
POB 543
Hotchkiss CO 81419
Telephone: 970.872.3664

Please send comments, questions, or concerns to fmc_mail

Sediment Sampling and Reservoir Contour Mapping at Paonia Reservoir

During the weeks of June 13 and June 20, 2016, Reclamation personnel will be conducting sediment sampling by boat and along the shoreline of Paonia Reservoir. The samples will be acquired from a boat with a long tube that is vibrated into the ground. The acquired samples are approximately 20-feet-long and 3-inches in diameter. Another boat will be used by Reclamation to perform a bathymetric survey to map the contour of the bottom of Paonia Reservoir. The survey will be done from the boat using sonar equipment. If you have questions about the sampling and mapping at Paonia Reservoir contact: Tom Fowlds at 970-248-0642 or

Recently released documents by the Bureau of Reclamation - Paonia Reservoir

Paonia Sediment Modeling Report - 2015
Paonia Reservoir Sedimentation and Sustainability

Paonia Reservoir


  • Paonia Dam Construction: Jan. 1959 - Jan. 1962
  • Paonia Reservoir Active Capacity: 15,000 acre-feet
  • Fire Mountain Canal Upgrade and Extension: 1959 - 1962
  • Fire Mountain Canal Length: 34.7 miles
  • Fire Mountain Canal Capacity: 175 cfs at Somerset, 100 cfs at Rogers Mesa
  • Number of Shares: 220,155.3
  • Number of Share Holders: 488
  • Number of Shares needed to = 1 acre foot: 725 in a 24 hr period

Informational Items:

Paonia Dam Spillway

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