Red Bluff Reservoir

Red Bluff Reservoir is a reservoir on the Pecos River 40 miles (64 km) north of Pecos, Texas. The reservoir extends into Loving and Reeves Counties in Texas, and Eddy County in New Mexico. The northern shoreline of the reservoir is the lowest point in the state of New Mexico. The reservoir was formed in 1936 by the construction of a dam by the Red Bluff Water Control District to provide water for irrigation and hydroelectric power. The reservoir is also used for recreational activities.

Red Bluff Reservoir
LocationLoving / Reeves counties in Texas and
Eddy County in New Mexico,
United States
Coordinates31°56.87′N 103°55.88′W / 31.94783°N 103.93133°W / 31.94783; -103.93133Coordinates: 31°56.87′N 103°55.88′W / 31.94783°N 103.93133°W / 31.94783; -103.93133
TypeHydroelectric reservoir
Primary inflowsPecos River
Primary outflowsPecos River
Basin countriesUnited States
Surface area11,193 acres (4,530 ha)
Max. depth77 ft (23 m)
Water volume307,000 acre⋅ft (0.379 km3)
Surface elevation2,826 ft (861 m)

Fish and plant lifeEdit

Red Bluff Reservoir (elevation 2,842 feet above sea level) has been stocked with species of fish intended to improve the utility of the reservoir for recreational fishing and swimming. Fish present in Red Bluff Reservoir include white bass and hybrid striped bass. Vegetation in the lake includes sago pondweed.

Recreational usesEdit

Fishing is a popular recreational use of the lake.

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