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

 

  

Project # 253

 

Land Areas (1992)
Irrigable area:
Full Irrigation Service0 acres
Supplemental Service78,600 acres
Temporary Irrigation Service0 acres
Number of Irrigated Farms608
Residential, Commercial, Industrial Lands2,000 acres
Total Irrigable Lands80,600 acres

 

Population Served:
Farm Population Served3,013
Non-Farm Population Served3,000
Total Population Served6,013

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Area Irrigated and Crop Value
YearActual Area Irrigated (Acres)Crop Value (Dollars)
198973,9508,190,610
199073,9507,935,048
199174,9007,390,364
199272,83510,496,036

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Project Water Supply

Current Conditions

Reservoir Storage

Streamflow

Rio Grande near Cerro, 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

Normal7.57 in
Maximum - 196911.59 in
Minimum - 19893.94 in
Alamosa, Colorado 1961-1990 

 

Temperature
Mean Annual41.3 ?F
Daily Maximum - 07/05/198996 ?F
Daily Minimum - 12/14/1964-42 ?F
Alamosa, Colorado 1948-1996 
Growing Season90-120 days
Elevation of irrigable area7,450 - 8,200 ft

 

Conejos River
Drainage area above Platoro Dam40 mi2
Annual discharge 
Maximumacre-ft
Minimumacre-ft
Averageacre-ft

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Project Water Quality

Alamosa - Trinchera

Conejos

San Luis

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Facilities in Operation
Storage Dams0
Canals 
Laterals 
Salvage Wells170
Pumping Plants2

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Storage Facilities

Platoro Dam and Dike

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Pumping Plants
DesignationNumber of unitsTotal capacity, cfsTotal dynamic head, ftTotal horsepower
San Luis Lake452.5110-20---
Alamosa Wildlife Refuge319.9510-21---
Salvage Wells1700.20-2.4315-101 

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Last updated: May 17, 2011