Red Bluff Dam

Red Bluff Dam (HM1LVH)

Location: Orla, TX 79770 Reeves County
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Country: United States of America
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N 31° 51.483', W 103° 55.96'

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(Three miles northeast)

Constructed for irrigation and electrical power purposes during 1934-36, dam is located on Pecos River 8 miles south of Texas-New Mexico state line. It impounds an 11,700-acre lake occupying parts of Reeves and Loving Counties, Tex., and Eddy County, N.M. Floods first filled the reservoir in June 1937.

Capacity is 310,000 acre feet of water. Main embankment — 9,230 feet long — rises 105 feet above stream bed at highest point. Dam has top width of 25 feet.

These waters irrigate about 140,000 acres, which extend for 100 miles along the Pecos River.
Marker Number4216
Year Placed1972
Placed ByState Historical Survey Committee
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, July 16th, 2015 at 10:03am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)13R E 600972 N 3525198
Decimal Degrees31.85805000, -103.93266667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 51.483', W 103° 55.96'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 51' 28.98" N, 103° 55' 57.6" W
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Area Code(s)432
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3984-3998 US-285, Orla TX 79770, US
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