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Pueblo Reservoir at highest level in a decade

PUEBLO, Colo. (AP) – Pueblo Reservoir has more water than it has for the past decade as managers move water from other storage facilities.

The federal Bureau of Reclamation, which operates the reservoir, says it has 261,200 acre-feet of water, or about 85 billion gallons. That’s the most since March 2000.

Federal rules say the reservoir can hold no more than about 257,000 acre-feet after April 15 to make sure the dam can contain a flood. That means some water might have to be released.

The reservoir west of Pueblo is part of the Fryingpan-Arkansas Project, which sends water from western Colorado across the Continental Divide to eastern Colorado.

It stores water for irrigation companies, the city of Aurora and others. It is surrounded by Lake Pueblo State Park.

Information from: The Pueblo Chieftain, http://www.chieftain.com

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