CABALLO RESERVOIR

Reservoir Levels Weather Hydrology


Caballo Reservoir is a water storage facility located in southern New Mexico, constructed in 1938 by the Bureau of Reclamation. The reservoir has a capacity of 220,000 acre-feet and is primarily fed by the Rio Grande river. The hydrology of Caballo Reservoir is dependent on surface flow from the Rio Grande and snowpack from the surrounding mountains. The reservoir provides water for agricultural irrigation and municipal use in the surrounding areas, and is also used for recreational activities such as boating and fishing. Some of the major snowpack providers for Caballo Reservoir include the Black Range, Sierra Blanca, and San Andres Mountains. The reservoir has played a significant role in the development of the area's agricultural industry, and continues to provide critical water resources for the region.

June 14, 2024

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Storage 24hr Change -1.12%
Percent of Normal 51%
Minimum 118 acre-ft
1938-10-14
Maximum 346,570 acre-ft
1942-03-04
Average 93,948 acre-ft
Nid_Height 110
Hydraulic_Height 78
Drainage_Area 1300
Years_Modified 1993 - Structural, 2002 - Hydraulic, 2002 - Mechanical, 2002 - Seismic
Year_Completed 1937
Dam_Height 96
Structural_Height 110
River_Or_Stream RIO GRANDE RIVER
Primary_Dam_Type Rockfill
Foundations Rock
Surface_Area 14530
Hazard_Potential High
Nid_Storage 379210
Dam_Length 4558

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