Feds To Release Water From Santa Rosa Dam

Apr 18, 2014

The Pecos River south of Santa Rosa will be flowing a little faster next week.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says it will begin a routine release of water from Santa Rosa Lake and Dam starting Wednesday morning.

The release follows a request by the Bureau of Reclamation and the Carlsbad Irrigation District for 30,000 acre-feet of water. The extra flows are expected to last through May 4.

Federal officials say the release of water is expected to drop the lake's level by about 10 feet. However, they say there will be no effects on recreation activities at the lake.

Santa Rosa is one of three reservoirs on the Pecos River that will be making releases for irrigation operations and to meet water delivery obligations to Texas.

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