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El Vado Lake

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Type  reservoir
Max. length  5 mi (8 km)
Surface area  3,200 acres (1,300 ha)
Area  12.95 km²
Basin countries  United States
Max. width  1 mi (2 km)
Surface elevation  2,103 m
Catchment area  1,274 km²
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Location  Rio Arriba County, New Mexico

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El Vado Lake is a reservoir located in Rio Arriba County, in northern New Mexico in the southwestern United States. Water is impounded by the earth-filled El Vado Dam, on the Rio Chama, 642 feet (196 m) long and 175 feet (53 m) high, completed in 1935. The 3,200-acre (13 km2) lake is 5 miles (8.0 km) long and over 1 mile (1.6 km) wide, and lies at an elevation of 6,900 feet (2,100 m).

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Map of El Vado Reservoir, New Mexico, USA

The eastern shore of the lake is the El Vado Lake State Park, featuring over 100 camping and picnic sites, and two improved boat ramps. The lake is a destination for salmon and trout fishing, as well as for boating. Unlike nearby Heron Lake, boat speeds are not restricted. A 5.5-mile (8.9 km) hiking trail runs to the north, crosses the Rio Chama Gorge via a pedestrian suspension bridge, and then connects to the Heron Lake State Park.

References

El Vado Lake Wikipedia


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