Santa Rosa Lake, northeast New Mexico
Santa Rosa Lake is created by Santa Rosa Dam on the Pecos River in Guadalupe County, New Mexico and is used for flood control, irrigation and recreation, among other things. Construction was completed in 1979. At normal levels it has a surface area of 26 square miles. It is owned by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
Santa Rosa Dam, also known as Santa Rosa Lake is of earthen construction, rock fill. The core is earth. Though originally completed in 1979, the structure was modified in 1982. Its height is 214 feet with a length of 1900 feet. Maximum discharge is 353000 cubic feet per second. Its capacity is 717000 acre feet. Normal storage is 200000 acre feet. It drains an area of 2434 square miles.
Lakes, Dams, and Recreational Facilities Near Santa Rosa LakeRailroad Dam No. 1 Railroad Dam No. 2 Power Lake Two Rivers Dam (Dry Reservoir)
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