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

 

  

Project # 519

 

Land Areas (1992)
Irrigable area:
Full Irrigation Service0 acres
Supplemental Service18,660 acres
Temporary Irrigation Service0 acres
Number of Irrigated Farms379
Residential, Commercial, Industrial Lands790 acres
Total Irrigable Lands19,450 acres

 

Population Served:
Farm Population Served1,372
Non-Farm Population Served686
Total Population Served2,058

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Area Irrigated and Crop Value
YearActual Area Irrigated (Acres)Crop Value (Dollars)
198314,4842,395,601
198414,9642,173,248
198514,4052,009,650
198614,5221,640,266
198714,7652,086,618
198814,4582,140,872
198914,3662,527,913
199014,5982,548,898
199114,2592,721,005
199215,5852,535,246

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Project Water Supply
Project Water Quality

 

   

Project Water Supply

Current Conditions

Streamflow

Animas River near Cedar Hill, New Mexico (USGS)
Streamflow Forecast Map

Spring and Summer (NRCS)
Snowpack Information

Mountain Snowpack Maps for Colorado River Basin
Drought Index

Palmer Drought Index Map

Historic Conditions


Annual Precipitation
Normal18.36 in
Maximum - 196927.87 in
Minimum - 19899.35 in
Fort Lewis, Colorado 1948-1998 

Temperature

Mean Annual43 ?F
Daily Maximum - 07/04/1973102 ?F
Daily Minimum - 01/12/1963-35 ?F
Fort Lewis, Colorado 1948-1998 
Growing Season112 days
Elevation of irrigable area7,000 ft

 

Florida River
Drainage area at Artesia, New Mexico67.6 sq mi
Annual discharge: 
Maximum 143,870 acre-ft
Minimum25,170 acre-ft
Average65,833 acre-ft

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Project Water Quality

Animas

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Facilities in Operation
Storage Facilities
Regulatory Facilities
Diversion Facilities
Carriage Facilities
Pumping Plants

 

   

 

Facilities in Operation
Facilities in Operation
Storage Dams1
Diversion Dams1
Canals5.7 mi
Laterals14.1 mi
  
  

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Storage Facilities

Lemon Dam

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Regulatory Facilities

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Diversion Facilities
Florida Farmers Diversion Dam
TypeConcrete overflow weir, embankment wing
LocationOn the Florida River, about 7 miles east of Durango, Colorado.
Year Rebuilt1963
Dimensions: 
Structural height14 ft
Weir crest length50 ft
Weir crest elevation7,075.0 ft
Volume, concrete700 cu yd
Overflow weir capacity2,900 cfs
Sluiceway:10- by 13-ft radial gate
Headworks:One 12-ft-square radial gate
Diversion capacity185 cfs

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Carriage Facilities
Florida Farmers Ditch
LocationGenerally southwest from Florida Farmers Diversion Dam in the Florida Mesa area.
Construction periodEnlargement in 1962-1963
Length3.9 mi
Diversion capacity185 cfs
Typical section in earth: 
Bottom width12 ft
Side slopes2:1
Water depth4 ft

Florida Canal

LocationGenerally south from the Florida River in Florida Mesa area.
Construction period:Enlargement in 1962-1963
Length1.8 mi
Diversion capacity150 cfs
Typical section in earth: 
Bottom width10 ft
Side slopes2:1
Water depth3.8 ft
Lateral SystemReclamation-constructed
Total Length14.1 miles
Capacity Range2 to 50 cfs
Canal Rehabilitation by district 
Total Length50 mi
Capacity Range3 to 150 cfs

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Last updated: Apr 21, 2011