Jemez Canyon Dam, northcentral New Mexico
Jemez Canyon Reservoir is the result of Jemez Canyon Dam on the Jemez River in Bernalillo County, New Mexico and is used for flood control, among other things. Construction was completed in 1953. Its normal surface area is 2.2 square miles. It is owned by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
Jemez Canyon Dam, also known as Jemez Canyon Reservoir is of earthen construction. The core is earth. Though originally completed in 1953, the structure was modified in 1987. Its height is 150 feet with a length of 870 feet. Maximum discharge is 319300 cubic feet per second. Its capacity is 264700 acre feet. Normal storage is 29712 acre feet. It drains an area of 1034 square miles.
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