Surface Water Inflow
The Cherry Creek sub-basin is the largest in the watershed (234,000 acres) and contributes the majority (66% in WY 2022) of streamflow into the Reservoir.
In WY 2022, Cherry Creek's discharge was relatively very low: 45% of the 5-year average.
Cottonwood Creek, the next largest source of inflows into the Reservoir has a sub-basin of 9,050 acres, approximately 4% of the total watershed, and contributed 34% of the streamflow into the Reservoir in WY 2022.
Proportion of Surface Water Inflow into Cherry Creek Reservoir
CCBWQA Cherry Creek (CC-10 and Lakeview Drive) Streamflow Monitoring WY 2022 Statistics:
Drainage Area: 366 square miles
Total Annual Flow: 7,199 AF
CC-10 Annual Flow: 4,892 AF
Lakeview Annual Flow: 2,307 AF
CC-10 Annual Daily Mean Flow Rate: 6.8 cfs (13.4 AF/day)
Percent of 5-year (2017-2022) Average Discharge: 45%
CCBWQA Cottonwood Creek (CT-2) Streamflow Monitoring WY 2022 Statistics:
Drainage Area: 14 square miles
Total Annual Flow: 3,757 AF
Annual Daily Mean Flow Rate: 5.2 cfs (10.3 AF/day)
Percent of 5-year (2017-2022) Average Discharge: 96%
More CCBWQA streamflow gage station details, including additional sites, can be found on the CCBWQA Stream Logger Data Viewer.
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