To secure clean mountain water, Colorado springs began its development of water collection and storage on Pike's Peak in 1891. As the region's population grew, the city purchased water rights from resources deeper in the Colorado mountains. In 1935 the Crystal Dam was built, storing 1.1 billion gallons of Blue River water from the Breckenridge area. The water is pumped through more than 70 miles of pipe to get here.The reservoirs on Pike's Peak are open to the public. Visitors and locals alike enjoy fishing and boating from early May to mid-October. Stop in at the Crystal Reservoir Gift Shop for more information.
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|Date Added||Sunday, September 28th, 2014 at 6:03pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||13S E 497762 N 4308086|
|Decimal Degrees||38.92168333, -105.02581667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 55.301', W 105° 1.549'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 55' 18.06" N, 105° 1' 32.94" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 988 Pikes Peak Toll Rd, Atlanta CO 80809, US|
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