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

 

  

Project # 809

 

Land Areas (1992)
Irrigable area:
Full Irrigation Service - developed70,000 acres
Full Irrigation Service - undeveloped40,000 acres
Supplemental Service0 acres
Temporary Irrigation Service189 acres
Number of Irrigated Farms---
Residential, Commercial, Industrial Lands0 acres
Total Irrigable Lands110,189 acres

 

Population Served:
Farm Population Served---
Non-Farm Population Served0
Total Population Served---

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Area Irrigated and Crop Value
YearActual Area Irrigated (Acres)Crop Value (Dollars)
1985752,994
19861891,890
19872301,500
19881892,016
19891892,504
19901261,452
19911261,452
19921892,340

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Project Water Supply

Current Conditions
Streamflow

San Juan River near Archuleta, 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

Normal10.30 in
Maximum - 198620.27 in
Minimum - 19766.41 in
Aztec Ruins NM, New Mexico 1961-1990 

 

Temperature
Mean Annual51.2 ?F
Daily Maximum - 08/04/1960105 ?F
Daily Minimum - 02/08/1933-27 ?F
Aztec Ruins NM, New Mexico 1914-1996 
Growing Season160 days
Elevation of irrigable area5,372 - 6,236 ft

 

San Juan River
Drainage area above Navajo Dammi2
Annual Allocation from Navajo Dam508,000 acre-ft

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Project Water Quality

Blanco Canyon

Chaco

Middle San Juan

Upper San Juan

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Facilities in Operation
Storage Dams2
Diversion Facilities1
Canals72 mi
  
 380.6 mi
 8 blocks
 2
Booster Pumping Plants79
 1
Transmission Lines162 mi
Substations2

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Carriage Facilities

Main Canal
LocationOriginates at Navajo Dam and terminates at the west fork of Gallegos Canyon.
Construction period1967-1977
Length46.30 mi
Lined open canal25.75 mi
Unlined open canal0.60 mi
Tunnels11.51 mi
Siphons7.35 mi
Flume0.09 mi
Cutter Reservoir0.90 mi
Capacity1,800 cfs

Tunnel No. 1 - Mile Post 0.00-2.01

Flume - Mile Post 2.01-2.10

Gobernador Siphon - Mile Post 2.10-2.40

Lined Canal Section No. 1 - Mile Post 2.40-2.50

Tunnel No. 2 - Mile Post 2.50-7.40

Unlined Canal Section - Mile Post 7.40-8.00

Cutter Dam

M. P. 8.9 Siphon - Mile Post 8.90-9.40

Lined Canal Section No. 1 - Mile Post 9.40-10.60

Largo Siphon - Mile Post 10.60-12.25

Lined Canal Section No. 1 - Mile Post 12.25-13.60

Tunnel No. 3 - Mile Post 13.60-16.60

Lined Canal Section No. 1 - Mile Post 16.60-16.70

M. P. 16.7 Siphon - Mile Post 16.70-16.80

Lined Canal Section No. 1 - Mile Post 16.80-17.90

M. P. 17.9 Siphon - Mile Post 17.90-18.00

Lined Canal Section No. 1 - Mile Post 18.00-18.60

Tunnel No. 3A - Mile Post 18.90-19.20

Lined Canal Section No. 1 - Mile Post 19.20-20.20

Armenta Siphon - Mile Post 20.20-20.90

Lined Canal Section No. 1 - Mile Post 20.90-23.10

Tunnel No. 4 - Mile Post 23.10-24.10

Lined Canal Section No. 1 - Mile Post 24.10-26.40

Kutz Siphon - Mile Post 26.40-27.60

Lined Canal Section No. 1 - Mile Post 27.60-29.40

West Kutz Siphon - Mile Post 29.40-30.10

Lined Canal Section No. 2 - Mile Post 30.10-30.70

State Highway 44 Crossing Tunnel - Mile Post 30.70-30.80

Lined Canal Section No. 2 - Mile Post 30.80-31.40

Horn Siphon - Mile Post 31.40-31.90

Lined Canal Section No. 2 - Mile Post 31.90-36.30

Lined Canal Section No. 3 - Mile Post 36.30-42.50

East Gallegos Siphon - Mile Post 42.50-43.60

Lined Canal Section No. 4 - Mile Post 43.60-45.80

West Gallegos Siphon - Mile Post 45.80-46.20

Lined Canal Section No. 5 - Mile Post 46.20-46.30

Gravity Main Canal

LocationBegins at West Fork of Gallegos Canyon and terminates at Block 2
Construction period1976-1977
Length14.5 mi
Concrete lined open canal12.5 mi
Tunnel1.4 mi
Siphons0.3 mi
Diversion capacity1,285 cfs

Lined Canal Section No. 1 - Mile Post 0.00-0.70

Lined Canal Section No. 2 - Mile Post 0.70-5.40

State Highway 371 Siphon - Mile Post 5.40-5.50

Lined Canal Section No. 2 - Mile Post 5.50-7.20

Tunnel No. 5 - Mile Post 7.20-8.60

Lined Canal Section No. 3 - Mile Post 8.60-9.60

Lined Canal Section No. 4 - Mile Post 9.60-11.60

Road 4060 Siphon - Mile Post 11.60-11.70

Lined Canal Section No. 4 - Mile Post 11.70-13.40

Highway No. 3003 Siphon - Mile Post 13.40-13.50

Lined Canal Section No. 4 - Mile Post 13.50-14.20

Amarillo Canal

LocationBranches off the Gravity Main Canal at Amarillo Canyon and terminates in Block 3.
Construction period1977-1978
Length11.4 mi
Lined open canals11.3 mi
Siphon0.10 mi
Diversion capacity610 cfs

Lined Canal Section No. 1 - Mile Post 0.00

Highway 371 Siphon - Mile Post 0.00-0.10

Lined Canal Section No. 2 - Mile Post 0.10-0.90

Lined Canal Section No. 3 - Mile Post 0.90-4.70

Lined Canal Section No. 4 - Mile Post 4.70-7.70

Lined Canal Section No. 4A - Mile Post 7.70-8.30

Lined Canal Section No. 5 - Mile Post 8.30-10.80

Lined Canal Section No. 5A - Mile Post 10.80-11.40

Burnham Lateral West

LocationBegins at Gallegos Pumping Plant at the Main Canal at West Gallegos Canyon and terminates in Block 11.
Construction period1982-1994
Length3.70 mi
Typical section in concrete: 
Bottom width14 ft
Height to top of lining9.75 ft
Height to O&M road10.50 ft
Side slopes2:1
Water depth9.85 ft
Type of lining Concrete
Lining thickness 
Unreinforced3.5 in
Reinforced2.5 in
O&M roads2
Width16 ft
SlopeFlat
Capacity320 cfs

 

Coury Lateral
LocationBegins at Kutz Pumping Plant on the Main Canal and ends in Block 5.
Construction period1979-1982
Length4.1 mi
Typical section 
Bottom width6.0 ft
Height to top of lining7.60 ft
Height to O&M road9.10 ft
Side slopes1.5:1
Water depth5.80 ft
Type of lining Concrete
Lining thickness 
Unreinforced3.5 in
Reinforced2.5 in
O&M roads2
Width16 ft
SlopeFlat
Capacity200 cfs

Irrigation Distribution System

Block 1 Facilities

Date completed1976
Pipeline, 6 to 36 inch pipe diameter19.5 mi
Multi-unit pumping plants, natural gas powered5
Single-unit pumping plants, natural gas powered11
Required installed horsepower3,700
Elevated tanks5
33.3R 
Capacity30,000 gal
Height159 ft
34.9R 
Capacity30,000 gal
Height74 ft
36.3R 
Capacity50,000 gal
Height159 ft
38.8R 
Capacity100,000 gal
Height100 ft
40.3R 
Capacity75,000 gal
Height153 ft
Farm turnouts56
Area served 8,872 acres

 

Block 2 Facilities
Year completed1977
Pipeline, 6 to 84 inch diameter39.2 mi
Pumping plants, natural gas powered1
Required horsepower658
Farm turnouts78
Area served 9,516 acres

 

Block 3 Facilities
Year completed1978
Pipeline, 6 to 72 inch diameter32.7 mi
Pumping plants, natural gas powered1
Required horsepower428
Farm turnouts70
Area served 8,455

 

Block 4 Facilities
Year completed1979
Pipeline 6 to 48 inch diameter29.0 mi
Pumping plants, electric motor powered11
Required horsepower14,734
Elevated tanks4
36.3L 
Capacity200,000 gal
Height131 ft
41.6LA 
Capacity300,000 gal
Height171 ft
45.7LA 
Capacity350,000 gal
Height142 ft
45.7LB 
Capacity250,000 gal
Height83 ft
Farm turnouts74
Area served 9,894 acres

 

Block 5 Facilities
Year completed1981
Pipeline 6 to 42 inch diameter23.8 mi
Concrete lined open lateral4.0 mi
Pumping plants, electric motor powered12
Required horsepower6,968
Elevated tanks3
C2.7L-1.5-0.8 
Capacity200,000gal
Height158 ft
C4.4AH-2.3 
Capacity200,000 gal
Height71 ft
C2.0R 
Capacity250,000 gal
Height131 ft
34.5-kV distribution line9.2 mi
Farm turnouts54
Area served 9,662 acres

 

Block 6 Facilities
Year completed1989
Pipeline, 6 to 36 inch diameter15.9 mi
Pumping plants, electric motor powered19
Required horsepower7,250
Elevated tanks2
7.5L 
Capacity125,000 gal
Height183 ft
13.4R 
Capacity75,000 gal
Height105 ft
Farm turnouts46
Area served 8,095 acres

 

Block 7 Facilities
Year completed1994
Pipeline, 8 to 42 inch diameter15.7 mi
Pumping plants, electric motor powered11
Required horsepower6,442
Elevated tanks3
A0.8L 
Capacity150,000 gal
Height113 ft
A3.1R 
Capacity150,000 gal
Height140 ft
A4.5R 
Capacity200,000 gal
Height147 ft
Farm turnouts46
Area served 9,387 acres

 

Block 8 Facilities
Year completedUnder construction
Pipeline, 6 to 48 inch diameter37.7 mi
Pumping plants, electric motor powered2
Required horsepower6,165
Elevated tanks3
B2.1R 
Capacity100,000 gal
Height163 ft
B3.1C 
Capacity250,000 gal
Height205 ft
B3.1AH 
Capacity250,000 gal
Height114 ft
Farm turnouts130
Area served 13,135 acres

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Pumping Plants
DesignationNumber of unitsTotal capacity, cfsTotal dynamic head, ftTotal horsepower
Gallegos Pumping Plant888033739,600
Kutz Pumping Plant520035610,500
Booster Plants    
Block 1    
33.3R414.8170---
34.9R414.083---
36.3R421.8169---
38.8R652.1110---
40.3R530.0161---
1-712.62165---
10813.88145---
1-1011.89147---
1-1512.62129---
1-1911.68173---
1-2611.26159---
1-3313.67155---
1-4113.67146---
1-5113.99167---
1-5412.00158---
1-5513.26156---
Block 2    
33.3R430.4137---
Block 3    
33.3R324.5126---
Block 4    
33.1L35.99329365
33.8L13.25345300
34.3L25.25260250
36.3L429.613651,750
39.3L27.04311350
41.6L-A664.674415,050
41.6L-B25.681850
41.6L-C23.893527.5
43.8L24.62288225
45.7L-A886.174055,450
45.7L-B654.212732,500
Block 5    
C0.9L33.21216120
C0.9R311.55172375
C1.2R12.78163100
C2.0R886.181392,150
C2.4R27.70166250
C2.7L432.963772,100
C2.9R26.74154200
C3.2R12.3514860
C4.4A412.30157-213425
C4.4B543.222601,900
C4.4C28.02143200
Block 6    
G7.5L887.933444,900
G7.5L-C26.006370
G7.5L-E832.3869360
G11.1L23.67169110
G11.3L23.88155105
G11.4R11.9923375
G11.4L12.3118175
G12.0R10.6316720
G12.2L11.0519040
G12.6L11.4714840
G12.9L11.0517440
G13.3L638.761701,200
G13.4R314.06361900
G14.1R11.7819760
G14.3L10.9416230
A0.6R22.3117980
A0.9R11.3614840
A1.5R13.15156100
A2.1R16.40169200
Block 7    
A0.8L651.023613,000
A3.1R651.621471,300
A3.2R11.6816150
A3.7R12.94178100
A4.2R12.94183100
A4.5R664.531541,700
A4.9R24.80168150
A5.4R25.34175175
A5.9R34.62173150
A6.4R31.62180160
A6.9R34.62180160
Block 8    
B2.1R537.761701,000
B3.1AH794.051211,850
B3.1C794.052123,150
Block 9    
B1.0L422.22246900
B2.9L552.734103,150
B0.1R552.731901,650
B1.7L422.22150600
B4.6L552.731901,650
B4.6R414.403201,600

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Power Facilities
Navajo Power Plant - Owned and operated by the City of Farmington, NM
LocationAdjacent to downstream toe of Navajo Dam
Year completed1989
Capacity23,000 kW
Units2 @ 11.5 MW

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Last updated: May 11, 2011