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Time series plot showing recent conditions at the lake or reservoir.  See tabulated data for details.

Plot last updated at : 19:59 hrs - Thu, 19 Sep 2019



                           ABIQUIU DAM AND RESERVOIR
                                   RIO CHAMA
                          DRAINAGE AREA = 2,146 SQ MI

                          VOLUME        AREA       ELEVATION     FLOW IN CFS
                          IN ACRE-FEET  IN ACRES   IN FEET    OUTLET   SPILLWAY

TOP OF RESERVOIR          1,662,642     15,878     6,381.0    8,300    35,000

MAXIMUM POOL              1,563,693     15,497     6,374.7    8,200    25,000

SPILLWAY CREST            1,215,658     12,607     6,350.0    7,900         0

TOP OF FLOOD CONTROL
STORAGE                     558,784      7,669     6,283.5    6,900         0

TOP OF CITY OF ALB.
EASEMENT                    186,820      4,174     6,220.0

SEDIMENT RESERVE
    INITIAL                77,039     (1978)      63,000      (2012)      56,538
    (1968)                 74,700     (1984)      52,579
    (1973)                 67,500     (1990)      49,471
    (1976)                 66,400     (1997)      43,748

ZERO STORAGE                      0          0     6,078.0

CONDUIT INVERT                    0          0     6,060.0

COMMENTS
1 INCH OF RUNOFF EQUALS 114,453 AC-FT
FLOOD CONTROL SPACE EQUALS 4.39 INCHES OF RUNOFF
FLOOD POOL VOLUME 502,000 AC-FT
A-C TABLE ADOPTED MAY 2014
BECAME OPERATIONAL ON 5 FEBRUARY, 1963
HYDROPOWER 2 UNITS AT 6.6 MW (Capacity 13.2 MW)
ADOBE RUINS TAKE-OUT AT EL 6240.00
INFORMATION PHONE # AT THE PROJECT 1-800-843-3029

                     Sediment Deposits
Date of Survey   Period   Period     Average
                 Years    Total      Annual
                 (yrs)   (ac-ft)   (ac-ft/yr)
  APR 63           -         -          -
  OCT 67         4.58     6,344      1,385
  SEP 72         4.92     1,995        405
  AUG 73         0.92     1,200      1,304
  MAR 76         2.50     1,100        404
  MAY 78         2.16     3,400      1,574
  JUL 84         6.17    10,421      1,689
  AUG 90         6.08     3,108        511
  JUN 97         6.83     5,723        838
  JUN 12        15.00   -12,754       -850