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Difficulty I-II
Length 35 Miles
Gauge PECOS RIVER NEAR PECOS, NM
Flow Range 200 - 1000 CFS
Flow Rate as of: 9 years ago 379 [CFS] ℹ️
Reach Info Last Updated 07/15/2017 3:55 am

River Description


The average gradient between Pecos and Villanueva is about 18 fpm.

The scenery of this reach is much different than that of the Pecos above Pecos, NM, and the stretch from Vilanueva down to Tecolotito.

A brief description of this reach and other NM streams can be accessed at http://southwestpaddler.com/indexNM.html

The NM State Parks guidebook states the dam below Pueblo bridge is a class IV run at high water

Be on the alert for low private bridges. Fences are very frequent and dangerous. Several diversion dams - all should be portaged.

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Summary of Gauge Readings

Data relating gage flow measurements and floating conditions do not exist at this time. The NM State Parks guidebook to NM Whitewater says runnable above 200

USGS also operates a gage on the Pecos River near Anton Chico (#08379500). This gage may provide better estiamtes of flows for boating on the lower Pecos, especially after summer rains.

See comments under reach AW 1215 (upper Pecos River) regarding the use of snow fall amounts in spring at Wesner Springs, NM, as a planning tool for trips on the Pecos during the snow melt runoff.

Gauge NameReadingTimeComment
PECOS RIVER NEAR PECOS, NM
AW Gauge Info
379 cfs ℹ️ 9y280d16h08m n/a
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Ben Van Camp

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