List of largest reservoirs in Wyoming

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The following is a list of the fourteen reservoirs, in the United States state of Wyoming, that contain at least 40,000 acre feet when at full capacity. In addition to in-stream reservoirs, the list includes enhanced natural lakes, notably Jackson Lake. With five of the fourteen largest reservoirs in the state, the North Platte River is the most dammed river in the state, and provides much of the state's water storage.[citation needed]

These reservoirs provide 10,221,672 acre feet of storage. (Some[which?] of this storage capacity, or of the water held in it, is allocated otherwise than for normal use within the state.)[citation needed][how?]

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List[edit]

Name County(s) Coordinates Volume[n 1] (acre feet) Volume (km3) Elevation[n 2] Inflow Dam Image
Flaming Gorge Reservoir Sweetwater (WY)dagger, Daggett (UT)dagger 41°05′08″N 109°33′01″W / 41.08556°N 109.55028°W / 41.08556; -109.55028[1] 3,778,700[2] 4.6610 6,040 Green River Flaming Gorge Dam Flaming Gorge Reservoir aerial.jpg
Pathfinder Reservoir Carbon, Natrona 42°27′09″N 106°53′39″W / 42.45250°N 106.89417°W / 42.45250; -106.89417[3] 1,070,000[4] 1.3198 5,852 North Platte River Pathfinder Dam Pathfinder2010-pano.jpg
Seminoe Reservoir Carbon, Albany 42°08′18″N 106°52′59″W / 42.13833°N 106.88306°W / 42.13833; -106.88306[5] 1,017,276[6] 1.2548 6,357 North Platte River Seminoe Dam SeminoeDam.jpeg
Boysen Reservoir Fremont 43°22′38″N 108°10′32″W / 43.37722°N 108.17556°W / 43.37722; -108.17556[7] 892,226[8] 1.1006 4,732 Wind River Boysen Dam Boysen Reservoir.jpg
Jackson Lake[n 3] Teton 43°50′20″N 110°39′11″W / 43.83889°N 110.65306°W / 43.83889; -110.65306[9] 847,000[10] 1.0448 6,770[10] Snake River Jackson Lake Dam Tetons Jackson Lake.JPG
Glendo Reservoir Platte, Converse 42°30′40″N 104°57′25″W / 42.51111°N 104.95694°W / 42.51111; -104.95694[11] 763,039[12] 0.9412 4,653 North Platte River Glendo Dam Glendo Reservoir and Laramie Peak.JPG
Buffalo Bill Reservoir Park 44°29′35″N 109°12′09″W / 44.49306°N 109.20250°W / 44.49306; -109.20250[13] 646,565[14] 0.7975 5,394 Shoshone River Buffalo Bill Dam Buffalo Bill State Park (3997027934).jpg
Fontenelle Reservoir Lincoln, Sweetwater 42°03′10″N 110°05′19″W / 42.05278°N 110.08861°W / 42.05278; -110.08861[15] 345,360[16] 0.4260 6,509 Green River Fontenelle Dam Fontenelle Dam.jpg
Keyhole Reservoir Crook 44°22′32″N 104°47′04″W / 44.37556°N 104.78444°W / 44.37556; -104.78444[17] 334,200[18] 0.4122 4,114 Belle Fourche River Keyhole Dam Keyhole Reservoir.jpg
Alcova Reservoir Natrona 42°32′14″N 106°44′08″W / 42.53722°N 106.73556°W / 42.53722; -106.73556[19] 184,405[20] 0.2275 5,500 North Platte River Alcova Dam Alcova Reservoir near Casper Wyoming.JPG
Bull Lake Reservoir[n 4] Fremont 43°12′18″N 109°03′36″W / 43.20500°N 109.06000°W / 43.20500; -109.06000[21] 152,459[22] 0.1881 5,805 Bull Lake Creek Bull Lake Dam Bull Lake Dam and Reservoir.jpg
Wheatland Reservoir Number 2 Albany 41°52′55″N 105°35′08″W / 41.88194°N 105.58556°W / 41.88194; -105.58556[23] 98,930[24] 0.1220 6,968 Laramie River Wheatland Reservoirs, WY.jpg
New Fork Lake[n 5] Sublette 43°05′26″N 109°57′30″W / 43.09056°N 109.95833°W / 43.09056; -109.95833[25] 45,900[24] 0.0566 7,825 New Fork River New Fork Lake Dam Wyoming New Fork Lakes.jpg
Guernsey Reservoir Platte 42°19′09″N 104°47′55″W / 42.31917°N 104.79861°W / 42.31917; -104.79861[26] 45,612[27] 0.0563 4,420 North Platte River Guernsey Dam Guernsey Lake Park.JPG

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Volume given is the maximum flood pool, not the operational or live storage capacity.
  2. ^ Elevation given is the elevation of reservoir at full pool, measured in feet.
  3. ^ Jackson Lake is a natural lake, but was expanded with a dam first built in 1911, and enlarged in 1916.
  4. ^ The natural Bull Lake was expanded with the completion of Bull Lake Dam in 1938.
  5. ^ New Fork Lake was expanded with the creation of New Fork Lake Dam.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Flaming Gorge Reservoir". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 1979-12-31. Retrieved 2014-12-22.
  2. ^ "Flaming Gorge Dam". United States Bureau of Reclamation. 2009-02-20. Retrieved 2014-12-22.
  3. ^ "Pathfinder Reservoir". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 1979-06-05. Retrieved 2014-12-22.
  4. ^ "Pathfinder Reservoir Allocations" (PDF). United States Bureau of Reclamation. Retrieved 2014-12-22.
  5. ^ "Seminoe Reservoir". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 1979-06-05. Retrieved 2014-12-22.
  6. ^ "Seminoe Reservoir Allocations" (PDF). United States Bureau of Reclamation. Retrieved 2014-12-22.
  7. ^ "Boysen Reservoir". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 1979-06-05. Retrieved 2014-12-22.
  8. ^ "Boysen Reservoir Allocations" (PDF). United States Bureau of Reclamation. Retrieved 2014-12-22.
  9. ^ "Jackson Lake". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 1979-06-05. Retrieved 2014-12-22.
  10. ^ a b "Jackson Lake Dam". United States Bureau of Reclamation. 2012-10-29. Archived from the original on 2012-10-16. Retrieved 2014-12-22.
  11. ^ "Glendo Reservoir". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 1979-06-05. Retrieved 2014-12-22.
  12. ^ "Glendo Reservoir Allocations" (PDF). United States Bureau of Reclamation. 2012-10-04. Retrieved 2014-12-22.
  13. ^ "Buffalo Bill Reservoir". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 1979-06-05. Retrieved 2014-12-22.
  14. ^ "Buffalo Bill Reservoir" (PDF). United States Bureau of Reclamation. 2012-10-03. Retrieved 2014-12-22.
  15. ^ "Fontenelle Reservoir". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 1979-06-05. Retrieved 2014-12-22.
  16. ^ "Fontenelle Dam". United States Bureau of Reclamation. 2009-02-20. Retrieved 2014-12-22.
  17. ^ "Keyhole Reservoir". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 1979-06-05. Retrieved 2014-12-22.
  18. ^ "Keyhole Unit". United States Bureau of Reclamation. 2011-05-11. Retrieved 2014-12-22.
  19. ^ "Alcova Reservoir". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 1979-06-05. Retrieved 2014-12-22.
  20. ^ "Alcova Reservoir Allocations" (PDF). United States Bureau of Reclamation. 2012-10-03. Retrieved 2014-12-22.
  21. ^ "Bull Lake". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 1979-06-05. Retrieved 2014-12-22.
  22. ^ "Bull Lake Allocations" (PDF). United States Bureau of Reclamation. 2012-10-03. Retrieved 2014-12-22.
  23. ^ "Wheatland Reservonir Number 2". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 1979-06-05. Retrieved 2014-12-22.
  24. ^ a b "Reservoirs in the United States" (PDF). United States Geological Survey. 1966. Retrieved 2014-12-22.
  25. ^ "New Fork Lake". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2014-12-22.
  26. ^ "Guernsey Reservoir". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 1979-06-05. Retrieved 2014-12-22.
  27. ^ "Guersey Reservoir Allocation" (PDF). United States Bureau of Reclamation. 2012-10-04. Retrieved 2014-12-22.