Brantley Lake facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsBrantley Lake
|Location||Eddy County, New Mexico|
|Primary inflows||Pecos River|
|Primary outflows||Pecos River|
|Basin countries||United States|
|Surface area||4,000 acres (16 km2)|
|Water volume||335,054 acre⋅ft (413,283,000 m3)|
|Surface elevation||3,300 ft (1,000 m)|
Brantley Lake is a reservoir on the Pecos River located within Brantley Lake State Park ( ) approximately 12 miles (19 km) north of Carlsbad, New Mexico off US 285.
It is impounded by Brantley Dam, completed in the 1980s as part of the Brantley Project of the United States Bureau of Reclamation. The project's main purpose was to replace the old McMillan Dam, which had been declared unsafe. Additional benefits include irrigation, flood control, fish and wildlife enhancement, and recreation.
Brantley Lake has a 335,054 acre feet (413,283,000 m3) capacity assigned to flood control functions.
Brantley Lake State Park is located in the Chihuahuan Desert region of southeastern New Mexico.
Brantley Lake is part of the larger Brantley Wildlife area that stretches approximately 11 miles (18 km) North-South in south eastern New Mexico.
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