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Project brought water and so much more
By the numbers

Project cost: $500 million
Storage capacity: 381,000 acre feet
Active capacity: 229,000 acre feet
Land irrigated: More than 70,000 acres
Annual farm allocation: 56,267 acre feet
Ute agriculture allocation: 24,517 acre feet
Montezuma Valley Irrigation allocation: +- 14,000 acre feet
Municipal/industrial water allocation: 8,700 acre feet
Town of Dove Creek: 280 acre feet
City of Cortez: 2,300 acre feet
Town of Towaoc: 1,000 acre feet
McPhee Dam: 270 ft tall, 1,370 ft long
Great Cut Dike: 64 ft tall, 1,900 ft long
McPhee hydropower plant: 1.35 MW capacity
Towaoc hydropower plant: 11.7 MW capacity
Dolores tunnel: 1.3 miles long, 520 cfs capacity
Source: Dolores Water Conservancy District

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