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Prewitt Reservoir Dam
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The reservoir as seen from Interstate 76 near Sterling, Colorado
Country United States
Location Washington and Logan counties, Colorado
Coordinates 40°25′21″N 103°21′42″W / 40.42250°N 103.36167°W / 40.42250; -103.36167Coordinates: 40°25′21″N 103°21′42″W / 40.42250°N 103.36167°W / 40.42250; -103.36167
Construction began 1910
Opening date 1912
Creates Prewitt Reservoir
Surface area 2,340 acres (950 ha)

Prewitt Reservoir is an irrigation and recreation reservoir in Washington and Logan counties in northeastern Colorado. When full, the reservoir's surface area is 2,340 acres. The reservoir is located about 18 miles northeast of Fort Morgan, Colorado along the South Platte River.


Prewitt Reservoir Colorado September 2018
Oblique air photo of Prewitt Reservoir in September 2018.

Prewitt Reservoir was financed and built by the Great Western Sugar Company and began construction in 1910. The reservoir helps supply sufficient water for the irrigation of sugar beets. Construction was completed in 1912.


Popular with fishermen, the reservoir is stocked with walleye, saugeye, channel catfish, wipers and black crappie.

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