Reservoir Levels Weather Hydrology

Bluewater Lake is a reservoir located in Cibola County, New Mexico, near the town of Bluewater. The lake was created in 1920 when a dam was constructed on the Bluewater Creek. The hydrology of the lake is mainly fed by surface runoff and snowpack from the Zuni Mountains, which are located to the east. The lake is a popular recreational spot that offers fishing, boating, and camping. The primary fish species found in the lake are rainbow trout, channel catfish, and tiger muskie. The lake also serves as a source of irrigation water for nearby agricultural lands. Overall, Bluewater Lake is an important feature of the local landscape and provides both economic and recreational benefits to the surrounding communities.

June 20, 2024







Lake Or Reservoir Water Surface Elevation Above Ngvd 1929, Ft 24hr Change 0%
Percent of Normal 100%
Minimum 7,354.68 ft
Maximum 7,389.43 ft
Average 7,371 ft
Dam_Height 75
Drainage_Area 207
Year_Completed 1927
Nid_Storage 44150
Hazard_Potential High
Structural_Height 99
Primary_Dam_Type Arch
Foundations Unlisted/Unknown
Surface_Area 1730
Outlet_Gates Slide (sluice gate) - 0, Valve - 0
Dam_Length 655
Nid_Height 99

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