ABOUT AND HISTORY

OF THE CANAL AND RESERVOIR

About
  • 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: 700 in a 24 hr period

History

Fire Mountain Canal and Reservoir water supply comes for Paonia Reservoir. Paonia Reservoir and Dam was constructed in the years 1959-1962, it has since been the source of water for the Fire Mountain Canal; and with that, 100% of the water storage in Paonia Reservoir is reserved for Fire Mountain shareholders.