Thursday, November 5, 2015

Cochiti Lake

Cochiti Lake is on the Rio Grande, about half way between Santa Fe and Albuquerque. Cochiti Dam is one of the ten largest earthfill dams in the United Stated at 5.5 miles long with two spillways. The reservoir is  maintained at a depth of 95 feet. It is one of the four units for flood and sediment control on the Rio Grande, operating in conjunction with Galisteo, Jemez Canyon, and Abiquiu Dams.  Park Ranger Jacob Segura took time to provide the facts and history of the dam and Cochiti area.