Reservoir Levels Weather Hydrology

Brantley Lake in New Mexico is a man-made reservoir created in the 1980s for irrigation and flood control. The reservoir is fed by the Pecos River and surface runoff from surrounding areas. The hydrology of the lake is influenced by the intermittent flows of the Pecos River, and the snowpack from the nearby mountains. The lake provides water for agricultural irrigation, and recreational activities such as fishing, boating, and camping. The reservoir is also a popular spot for bird watching, with over 200 bird species identified in the surrounding area. However, the lake has faced challenges including water quality issues caused by agricultural runoff, and decreased water levels due to drought conditions in the region. Despite these challenges, Brantley Lake remains an important resource for the surrounding communities.

June 20, 2024







Storage 24hr Change -1.68%
Percent of Normal 113%
Minimum 1,773 acre-ft
Maximum 85,302 acre-ft
Average 23,188 acre-ft
Nid_Height 144
Hydraulic_Height 108
Drainage_Area 16406
Year_Completed 1989
Dam_Height 144
Structural_Height 118
River_Or_Stream PECOS RIVER
Primary_Dam_Type Concrete
Foundations Rock
Surface_Area 39301
Hazard_Potential High
Nid_Storage 966300
Dam_Length 20850

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