Fall Storms Hit the Pecos River
Reclamation is storing all inflow at Lake Sumner and Avalon and Brantley Reservoirs until the high river flows return to normal
Written by: Mary Carlson
Pecos River near Roswell, New Mexico running a full channel capacity.Bureau of Reclamation reservoirs on the Pecos River are storing water from late season storms in the area.
Reclamation is holding all inflow at Lake Sumner and Avalon and Brantley Reservoirs until the high river flows return to normal.
Lake Sumner has received 10,756 acre-feet of inflow since October 1. Reclamation is closely monitoring upstream flows and expects approximately 800 acre-feet more in inflow in the coming days.
The storm water has only started arriving at Brantley Reservoir with an inflow of about 2,176 acre-feet in recent days. Approximately 7,000 acre-feet more is expected to arrive based on calculations of what’s in the Pecos River upstream.
Both Lake Sumner and Brantley Reservoir have a significant amount of remaining space to store more inflow as needed.
Pecos River running low at the end of August.
Published on October 06, 2017