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Percha Diversion Dam, NM

Bureau of Reclamation

Overview

Percha Diversion Dam and Canal system, Rio Grande Project, are on the Rio Grande, 2 miles downstream from Caballo Dam. It diverts water into the Rincon Valley Main Canal. The dam was completed in 1918. Percha Diversion Dam is an integral feature of the Rio Grande Project, an early Reclamation irrigation project authorized in 1905. The Dam is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. A small visitor center operated by New Mexico State Parks is open seasonally. Recreation at Percha is managed for Reclamation by the New Mexico Division of Parks and Recreation (505) 476-3355 or 1-888-NMPARKS (667-2757) The park is open year-round and fees are charged. There are 29 developed campsites, restrooms, showers, and a playground for the children. It is shaded by cottonwoods and there is plenty of grass for your enjoyment!

Recreational Activities:

  • CAMPING
  • FISHING
  • HIKING
  • HISTORIC & CULTURAL SITE
  • PICNICKING
  • VISITOR CENTER
  • WATER SPORTS
  • WILDLIFE VIEWING

Address:

Albuquerque Area Office
505 Marquette NW,
Suite 1313
Albuquerque,NM,87102-2162
Phone: 575-743-3942

Directions:

Take I-25 south about 22 miles from Truth or Consequences, New Mexico.

Photo - Percha Diversion Dam
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