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Angostura Diversion Dam
Angostura Diversion Dam is located in New Mexico
Angostura Diversion Dam
Location of Angostura Diversion Dam in New Mexico
Location Sandoval County, New Mexico
Coordinates 35°22′48″N 106°29′57″W / 35.379881°N 106.499032°W / 35.379881; -106.499032
Owner(s) Middle Rio Grande Conservancy District
Dam and spillways
Type of dam Diversion dam
Height 17 feet (5.2 m)
Length 800 feet (240 m)
Elevation at crest 5,083 feet (1,549 m)
Spillway capacity 650 cubic feet (18 m3) per second

The Angostura Diversion Dam is a diversion dam on the Rio Grande in Sandoval County. New Mexico, near to Algodones and to the north of Bernalillo. The dam diverts water into the main irrigation canal serving the Albuquerque Division.

The Angostura Diversion Dam consists of a concrete weir section 17 feet (5.2 m) high and 800 feet (240 m) long. The dam was built in 1934 by the Middle Rio Grande Conservancy District (MRGCD), and in 1958 was rehabilitated by the United States Bureau of Reclamation and the Corps of Engineers as part of the Middle Rio Grande Project. It has a diversion capacity of 650 cubic feet (18 m3) per second. Four 20 by 4 feet (6.1 by 1.2 m) top-seal radial gates supply water to the Albuquerque Main Canal. The MRGCD is responsible for operations and maintenance.



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