Animas-La Plata Project, Lake Nighthorse in progress of being filled. The Lake is just five minutes from Historic downtown Durango Colorado. Water is supplied to the reservoir via the Animas River.
Lake Nighthorse was constructed by the Bureau of Reclamation as part of the Animas La Plata (ALP) Project. The lake is full and the surface area is approximately 1,500 acres at maximum elevation and the reservoir area includes a total of approximately 5,500 acres. The reservoir site is two miles from downtown Durango and is poised to provide a significant recreational amenity to the area.