JEMEZ CANYON RESERVOIR

Reservoir Levels Weather Hydrology


Jemez Canyon Reservoir is a man-made lake located in the Jemez Mountains of New Mexico. The reservoir was created in 1957 by the construction of a dam across the Jemez River. The hydrology of the area is dominated by monsoon rains and snowpack melt. In particular, the Valles Caldera National Preserve is an important surface flow provider to the reservoir, as well as the surrounding snowpack.

The reservoir is primarily used for irrigation purposes, providing water to the surrounding agricultural communities. Additionally, the reservoir is a popular recreational destination for fishing, boating, and camping. The Jemez Canyon area is rich in cultural history, with evidence of human habitation dating back over 10,000 years. Today, the area is managed by the US Forest Service and is an important natural resource for the region.

June 21, 2024

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Storage 24hr Change None%
Percent of Normal None%
Minimum 0.002 acre-ft
2021-03-16
Maximum 72,114 acre-ft
1987-06-01
Average 18,385 acre-ft
Dam_Height 149
Hydraulic_Height 146
Drainage_Area 1034
Year_Completed 1953
Nid_Storage 264700
Structural_Height 150
Primary_Dam_Type Earth
Foundations Soil
Surface_Area 1396
Hazard_Potential High
Outlet_Gates Vertical Lift - 0
River_Or_Stream JEMEZ RIVER
Dam_Length 870
Nid_Height 150

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