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Project Data
Land Areas (1992)
Area Irrigated and Crop Value

 

  

Project # 5

 

Land Areas (1992)
Irrigable area:
Full Irrigation Service24,561 acres
Supplemental Service0 acres
Temporary Service0 acres
Number of Irrigated Farms235
Residential, Commercial, Industrial Lands494 acres
Total Irrigable Lands25,055 acres


Population Served:

Farm Population Served1,151
Non-Farm Population Served28,849
Total Population Served30,000

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Area Irrigated and Crop Value
YearActual Area Irrigated (Acres)Crop Value (Dollars)
198324,2988,926,066
198424,2349,676,947
198523,7447,369,812
198623,2196,786,807
198722,7457,517,847
198822,61811,340,690
198923,40910,034,130
199021,0939,988,994
19914,911818,161
199219,8059,328,228

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Project Water Supply
Project Water Quality

 

   

Project Water Supply

Current Conditions

Reservoir Storage

Brantly Reservoir
Sumner Lake


Streamflow

Pecos River (Kaiser Channel) near Lakewood, New Mexico (USGS)
Streamflow Forecast Map

Spring and Summer (NRCS)
Snowpack Information

Mountain Snowpack Maps for Colorado, Rio Grande, and Arkansas Rivers
Drought Index

Palmer Drought Index Map


Historic Conditions

Annual Precipitation
Normal13.32 in
Maximum - 198424.23 in
Minimum - 19644.47 in
Carlsbad, New Mexico 1961-1990 


Temperature

Mean Annual62.7 ?F
Daily Maximum - 06/28/1994114 ?F
Daily Minimum - 02/08/1933-17 ?F
Garlsbad, New Mexico 1914-1996 
Growing Season212 days
Elevation of irrigable area3,100 ft


Pecos River

Drainage area at Artesia, New Mexico15,300 mi2
Annual discharge 
Maximumacre-ft
Minimumacre-ft
Averageacre-ft


Streamflows

Black River
Drainage area at Malaga, New Mexico343 mi2

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Project Water Quality

Pecos Headwaters

Upper Pecos

Upper Pecos - Black

Upper Pecos - Long Arroyo

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Facilities in Operation
Storage Dams3
Canals41.1 mi
Laterals137.6 mi
Drains31.8 mi

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Storage Facilities

Avalon Dam
Brantley Dam
McMillan Dam - Breached in 1991
Sumner Dam


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Carriage Facilities
Main Canal
LocationFrom Avalon Dam south to vicinity of Carlsbad, New Mexico.
Construction periodPrivate construction. Rehabilitated by Reclamation Service in 1906
Length3.1 mi
Diversion capacity450 cfs
Typical section: 
Bottom width45 ft
Side slopes1.5:1
Water depth4.5 ft

 

East Canal
LocationNear Carlsbad, New Mexico, on east side of Pecos River.
Construction periodPrivate construction. Rehabilitated by Reclamation Service in 1906.
Length5.8 mi
Diversion capacity450 cfs
Typical section, unlined: 
Length1.7 mi
Bottom width5 ft
Side slopes1.5:1
Water depth2 ft
Typical section, lined: 
Length4.1 mi
Bottom width3 ft
Side slopes1.5:1
Water depth2.2 ft
Lining thickness3 in

 

Southern Main Canal
LocationFrom near Carlsbad, New Mexico, southeast along Pecos River
Construction periodPrivate construction. Rehabilitated by Reclamation Service in 1906-07
Length21.5 mi
Diversion capacity400 cfs
Typical section, unlined: 
Length13.6 mi
Bottom width30 ft
Side slopes1.5:1
Water depth3.5 ft
Typical section, lined: 
Length7.9 mi
Bottom width12 ft
Side slopes1.25:1
Water depth3.5 ft
Lining thickness3 in

 

Black River Canal
LocationNear Pecos River, about 15 miles southeast of Carlsbad, New Mexico
Construction periodPrivate construction. Rehabilitated by Reclamation Service in 1906.
Length6.6 mi
Diversion capacity80 cfs
Typical section, unlined: 
Length1.5 mi
Bottom width10 ft
Side slopes1.5:1
Water depth2.5 ft
Typical section, lined: 
Length5.1 mi
Bottom width8 ft
Side slopes1.25:1
Water depth2 ft
Lining thickness3 in

 

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Last updated: Apr 18, 2011