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







Storage 24hr Change None%
Percent of Normal None%
Minimum 0.002 acre-ft
Maximum 72,114 acre-ft
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

Explore the Interactive Map

View recreational hotspots like fishing, camping, and parks, alongside climate-related data such as river levels, snowpack, and weather forecasts. Enjoy 3D mapping for an immersive experience, and switch to satellite view for a detailed look at your favorite spots. Simply click, explore, and discover nature like never before!

5-Day Weather Forecast

16-Day Weather Forecast

Nearby Streamgauges


Cubic Feet Per Second


Cubic Feet Per Second


Cubic Feet Per Second


Cubic Feet Per Second

Explore Nearby Places

National Wild And Scenic River Rio Chama

The Rio Chama is a National Wild and Scenic River located in the state of New Mexico. It is a popular destination for outdoor enthusiasts due to its beautiful landscapes, wildlife, and recreational activities. Visitors can enjoy activities such as fishing, hiking, camping, and kayaking. One of the main points of interest in the area is the Chama River Canyon Wilderness, which features stunning views of the canyons and cliffs. The river is also home to a variety of wildlife, including elk, deer, and bald eagles. Some interesting facts about the Rio Chama include that it is one of the ...