Reservoir Levels Weather Hydrology

Cochiti Lake is located in northern New Mexico and was originally constructed as part of the Flood Control Act in 1938. The lake is supplied by the Rio Grande and its tributaries, and also receives water from snowpack in the surrounding mountains. The lake is used for recreational activities, such as fishing, boating, camping, and hiking, and also provides irrigation water for nearby agricultural lands. The reservoir is managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and has a capacity of 123,000 acre-feet. The hydrology of the area is complex, as it is influenced by the surrounding mountain ranges and their snowpack, as well as the unpredictable nature of the Rio Grande's flow. Despite these challenges, Cochiti Lake remains an important source of water and recreation for the surrounding community.

June 19, 2024







Storage 24hr Change -0.58%
Percent of Normal 62%
Minimum 3,548 acre-ft
Maximum 396,167 acre-ft
Average 71,066 acre-ft
Dam_Height 251
Hydraulic_Height 246
Drainage_Area 14635
Year_Completed 1975
Nid_Storage 722000
Hazard_Potential High
Structural_Height 251
Surface_Area 1200
Outlet_Gates Vertical Lift - 0
Dam_Length 28300
Primary_Dam_Type Earth
Nid_Height 251

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