Red Bluff Res nr Orla

Reservoir Levels Weather Hydrology

Red Bluff Reservoir is a man-made reservoir located on the Pecos River in western Texas. It was created in 1936 by damming the river to provide irrigation water for surrounding agricultural lands. The hydrology of the reservoir relies on the flow of the Pecos River and precipitation, including snowpack, in the surrounding area. The reservoir is managed by the Red Bluff Water Power Control District and provides irrigation water to over 100,000 acres of farmland. It also serves as a recreational area for fishing, boating, and camping. The reservoir is home to several species of fish, including largemouth bass and catfish. The water flow in the reservoir is also important for maintaining the health of the riparian ecosystem along the Pecos River.

June 21, 2024







Lake Or Reservoir Water Surface Elevation Above Ngvd 1929, Ft 24hr Change 0%
Percent of Normal 100%
Minimum 2,794.49 ft
Maximum 2,832.33 ft
Average 2,814 ft
Dam_Height 106
Hydraulic_Height 106
Drainage_Area 2869
Years_Modified 2015 - Hydraulic
Year_Completed 1936
Nid_Storage 516785
Structural_Height 106
Primary_Dam_Type Earth
Foundations Unlisted/Unknown
Surface_Area 7337
Outlet_Gates Tainter (radial) - 12, Uncontrolled - 3, Valve - 2
River_Or_Stream PECOS RIVER
Dam_Length 9320
Hazard_Potential Not Available
Nid_Height 106

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