Warning: Javascript must be enabled to use all the features on this page!

Page Loading - Please Wait...

* We've detected you're using a mobile device. Find our Next Generation Station Page here.
Click to hideNews Bulletins

Water-Year Summary for Site 07205500

Click to hide state-specific text

Click to hide Water-Year Summary instructions and information
  • Water-Year Summary reports summarize a year of hydrologic data in a printer-friendly format.
  • For water years 2014 onward, choose a water year and parameter and an on-demand Water-Year Summary report will be generated.
  • For water years 2006 through 2013, choose a water year and an Annual Water Data Report will be provided.
  • For water years 2005 and earlier, Annual Water Data Reports may be available in digital format.
  • Not all sites have reports available for every water year.
Available Parameters
00054 Reservoir storage(Obs.)  
62614 Elevation, lake/res, NGVD29(Obs.)  

Water year 2021: 2020-10-01 to 2021-09-30

Print this page
USGS Water-Year Summary 2021
LOCATION - Lat 36°31'53.12", long 105°13'46.02" referenced to North American Datum of 1983, Colfax County, NM, Hydrologic Unit 11080002, in Maxwell Grant, at upstream face of Eagle Nest Dam on Cimarron River, 2.5 mi southeast of Eagle Nest, 6.7 mi west of Ute Park, and at mile 48.7.
DRAINAGE AREA - 167 mi².
PERIOD OF RECORD - December 1927 to December 1944 (monthend contents only, published in WSP 1311), May 1950 to September 1965 (monthend contents only), October 1965 to June 1987 (nonrecording gage read several times a month at random intervals), July 1987 to current year. Prior to January 1972 published as "Eagle Nest Reservoir."
REVISED RECORDS - WSP 1281: drainage area.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder with satellite telemetry. Datum of gage is 8,056.8 ft above NGVD of 1929. Prior to Oct. 1964, gage heights were raised by addition of 8,000 ft and called elevations.
COOPERATION - Supplemental gage readings provided by Cimarron River watermaster.
REMARKS - Lake is formed by concrete dam with spillway cut in natural rock, completed June 30, 1918; storage began in June 1917. Capacity, 79,120 acre-ft between gage heights 35.0 ft, sill of outlet gate, and 137.0 ft, crest of ungated spillway. Dead storage negligible. Records given herein represent usable contents. Water released is used for irrigation. Lake is recreational area. Diversions for irrigation of about 2,500 acres upstream from reservoir.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD - Maximum contents, 81,360 acre-ft, May 21-29, 1994, gage height, 137.86 ft; minimum observed, 635 acre-ft, Dec. 14, 1954, gage height, 61.33 ft.