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

 

  

Project # 163

 

Land Areas (1992)
Irrigable area:
Full Irrigation Service74,360 acres
Supplemental Service0 acres
Temporary Irrigation Service0 acres
Number of Irrigated Farms3,486
Residential, Commercial, Industrial Lands15,292 acres
Total Irrigable Lands89,652 acres

 

Population Served
Farm Population Served81,974
Non-Farm Population Served68,125
Total Population Served150,099

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Area Irrigated and Crop Value
YearActual Area Irrigated (Acres)Crop Value (Dollars)
198356,24420,895,077
198457,23222,382,991
198558,43320,343,023
198658,08118,259,248
198756,12720,057,023
198857,34120,938,828
198956,33131,003,460
199054,13625,023,000
199157,34120,884,533
199257,52921,931,330

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Project Water Supply

Current Conditions

Reservoir Storage

Storage in the Rio Grande Basin
Weather Conditions (NOAA)

Streamflow

Rio Grande at Otowi Bridge, near San Ildefonso, 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


Annual Precipitation
Normal8.88 in
Maximum - 198813.11 in
Minimum - 19894.99 in
Albuquerque, New Mexico 1961-1990 

 

Temperature
Mean Annual56.4 ?F
Daily Maximum - 06/26/1994107 ?F
Daily Minimum - 01/07/1971-17?F
Albuquerque, New Mexico 1914-1996 
Growing Season196 days
Elevation of irrigable area5,200 ft

 

Rio Grande
Drainage area at Otowi, New Mexico11,400 sq mi
Annual discharge: 
Maximumacre-ft
Minimum acre-ft
Averageacre-ft

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Project Water Quality

Rio Chama

Rio Grande - Albuquerque

Rio Grande - Santa Fe

Elephant Butte Reservoir

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Facilities in Operation
Storage Dams1
Diversion Dams3
Canals202 mi
Laterals579 mi
Drains399 mi

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Storage Facilities

El Vado Dam

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Diversion Facilities
Angostura Diversion Dam
Type:Concrete, wall weir
LocationOn the Rio Grande, about 5 miles northeast of Bernalillo, New Mexico.
Year Completed1934
Dimensions: 
Structural height17 ft
Hydraulic height4.5 ft
Length800 ft
Crest elevation5,083.0 ft
Volume1,500 cu yd
Headworks: Albuquerque Main Canal.Concrete, four 20- by 4-ft top seal radial gates.
Diversion capacity650 cfs

 

Isleta Diversion Dam
Type:Concrete, gate structure
LocationOn the Rio Grande, 13 miles south of Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Year Completed1934
Dimensions: 
Structural height21 ft
Hydraulic height5 ft
Length674 ft
Crest elevation4,886.6 ft
Volume3,900 cu yd
Headworks: Albuquerque Main Canal.Concrete, four 20- by 4-ft top seal radial gates.
Diversion capacity1,070 cfs

 

San Acacia Diversion Dam
Type:Concrete, gate structure
LocationOn the Rio Grande at San Acacia, New Mexico.
Year Completed1934
Dimensions: 
Structural height17 ft
Hydraulic height7.5 ft
Length700 ft
Crest elevation4,668.5 ft
Volume2,700 cu yd
Headworks:Concrete, three 4- by 5-ft slide gates.
Diversion capacity283 cfs

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Last updated: May 13, 2009