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created December, 1999
This is Lake Dillon and the dam that created it. The Town of Silverthorne is below. Dillon Dam (5,888 feet long by 231 feet high) creates the largest water storage facility for the Denver metropolitan area. The project diverts water from the Blue River Basin on the Western Slope of Colorado through the Harold D. Roberts Tunnel under the Continental Divide into the South Platte River Basin. Dam construction was finished and the new lake began to fill in September, 1963.