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Nambe Falls Reservoir is a man-made lake located near Nambe, New Mexico. The reservoir was created in 1934 by the construction of a dam on the Nambe River. The hydrology of the reservoir is fed by runoff from the Santa Fe National Forest and snowpack from the nearby Sangre de Cristo Mountains. The area receives an average of 15 inches of precipitation per year. Agriculture in the area is primarily focused on dryland farming and livestock grazing. The reservoir provides recreational opportunities such as fishing, boating, and camping. The surface flow providers include the Nambe Pueblo Watershed and the Rio Grande Basin. The snowpack providers include the Sangre de Cristo Mountains and the Pecos Wilderness. The Nambe Falls Reservoir is an important source of water for the surrounding communities and supports the local economy.

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Lake Or Reservoir Water Surface Elevation Above Ngvd 1929, Ft 24hr Change 0%
Percent of Normal 100%
Minimum 5,489.29 ft
Maximum 6,827.8 ft
Average 6,823 ft
Dam_Height 150
Hydraulic_Height 135
Drainage_Area 34
Year_Completed 1975
Nid_Storage 2601
Structural_Height 150
Foundations Rock
Surface_Area 59
Hazard_Potential High
Dam_Length 1021
Primary_Dam_Type Concrete
Nid_Height 150

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