The Valmont Lakes


The Valmont Lakes

The Valmont Lakes are actually three lakes which have gone by many names over the years. Two dams form the reservoir: one on the northeast corner of the lakes east of Valmont Butte, and one on the west side.

Former names include Pancost Lake, Owens Lake, Leggett Reservoir, Weisenhorn Lake, Hillcrest Reservoir, and Harlow Reservoir.

Xcel Energy stores water in Valmont Lakes to use to generate electricity.

1926 Drumm wall map, courtesy of Carnegie Branch Library for Local History, Boulder CO.