Angostura/Algodones Diversion Dam

Angostura/Algodones Diversion Dam

Algodones, New Mexico 87001

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About this Location

The Middle Rio Grande Project was authorized by Congress to improve and stabilize the economy of the Middle Rio Grande Valley by rehabilitation of the Middle Rio Grande Conservancy District facilities and by controlling sedimentation and flooding in the Rio Grande. The Bureau of Reclamation and the Corps of Engineers jointly planned the comprehensive development of the project. Reclamation undertook the rehabilitation of El Vado Dam, rehabilitation of project irrigation and drainage works, and channel maintenance. The Corps of Engineers was assigned the construction of flood control reservoirs and levees for flood protection.

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