Reservoir Levels Weather Hydrology

Avalon Reservoir, located in southern New Mexico, has a long history dating back to the early 1900s when it was built to supply irrigation water to nearby agricultural lands. The reservoir is fed by several small streams, including the Rio Ruidoso, and relies primarily on snowpack during the winter months. The reservoir also serves as a source of drinking water for nearby communities.

Agriculture remains an important use of water from the reservoir, with crops such as pecans, alfalfa, and cotton being grown in the surrounding areas. The reservoir also provides opportunities for recreational activities such as fishing, boating, and camping. However, concerns about the sustainability of water resources in the region have led to increased efforts to conserve water and find new sources of supply.

June 15, 2024







Storage 24hr Change -5.59%
Percent of Normal 85%
Minimum 0.14 acre-ft
Maximum 8,820 acre-ft
Average 1,452 acre-ft
Dam_Height 58
Hydraulic_Height 34
Drainage_Area 22000
Years_Modified 2002 - Structural
Year_Completed 1906
Nid_Storage 20000
Hazard_Potential High
Structural_Height 58
Primary_Dam_Type Earth
River_Or_Stream PECOS RIVER
Foundations Rock
Surface_Area 1850
Dam_Length 1025
Nid_Height 58

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