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

 

  

Project # 166 / 257

 

Land Areas (1992)
Irrigable area:
Full Irrigation Service40,748 acres
Supplemental Service0 acres
Temporary Irrigation Service0 acres
Number of Irrigated Farms363
Residential, Commercial, Industrial Lands631 acres
Total Irrigable Lands41,379 acres

 

Population Served:
Farm Population Served589
Non-Farm Population Served210
Total Population Served799

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Area Irrigated and Crop Value
YearActual Area Irrigated (Acres)Crop Value (Dollars)
198320,2653,631,980
198430,8715,103,711
198531,1984,140,435
198628,3213,203,746
198726,1343,692,773
198823,6434,054,103
198932,99610,800,181
199032,5004,151,015
199132,2353,698,734
199230,1373,629,430

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Project Water Supply

Current Conditions

Streamflow

Canadian River near Sanchez, New Mexico (USGS)

Streamflow Forecast Map

Spring and Summer (NRCS)

Snowpack Information

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

Annual Precipitation

Normal15.37 in
Maximum - 198622.12 in
Minimum - 196410.28 in
Tucumcari, New Mexico, 1961-1990 

 

Temperature
Mean Annual58.3 ?F
Daily Maximum - 06/25/1990109 ?F
Daily Minimum - 01/13/1963-22 ?F
Tucumcari, New Mexico 1904-1996 
Growing Season253 days
Elevation of irrigable area4,000 ft

 

Canadian River
Drainage area above Conchas Lake7,409 mi2
Maximumacre-ft
Minimumacre-ft
Acerageacre-ft

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Project Water Quality

Conchas

Upper Canadian

Upper Canadian - Ute Reservoir

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Facilities in Operation
Storage Dams - Constructed by USACE1
Canals110.0 mi
Tunnels5.8 mi
Siphons4.2 mi
Laterals171 mi
Pumping Plants1
Drains75 mi

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Storage Facilities

Conchas Dam and Lake - USACE

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Carriage Facilities
Conchas Canal
LocationFrom Conchas Reservoir generally southeast about 7 miles from Tucumcari, New Mexico.
Construction period1939-1948
Length84.0 mi
Diversion capacity700 cfs
Typical section in earth: 
Bottom width24 ft
Side slopes1.5:1
Water depth8.7 ft

 

Conchas Canal Tunnels
LocationAt various points on Conchas Canal between Conchas Lake and southern boundary of project lands.
Construction period1939-1948
Number of tunnels5
Total length5.8 mi
Capacity700 cfs
Cross section:Horseshoe
Lining:Concrete
Diameter11.5 ft

 

Conchas Canal Siphons
LocationAt various points on Conchas Canal between Conchas Lake and southern boundary of project lands.
Construction period1939-1948
Number of siphons31
Total length4.2 mi
Capacity700 cfs
Type:Concrete

 

Hudson Canal
LocationFrom a point on Conchas Canal about 1 mile south of Tucumcari, New Mexico, generally northeast.
Construction period1945-1950
Length26.0 mi
Diversion capacity384 cfs
Typical maximum section in earth: 
Bottom width16 ft
Side slopes1.5:1
Water depth7 ft
Typical maximum section, heavy compacted earth lined: 
Bottom width16 ft
Side slopes1.5:1
Water depth7 ft
Lining thickness: 
On bottom1.5 ft
On side slopes (horizontally8 ft

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Last updated: May 18, 2009