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These photos were submitted in the 2018 annual District Photo Drive. All photos were taken by District employees. To view more photos of District projects, events, and people, click here to visit our Flickr site!

And the Winners are...

SANTA FE, N.M. – Workers bore under a road for a new water line north of Santa Fe, Oct. 1, 2018. Photo by Richard Banker. This 2018 photo drive entry was selected by Albuquerque District commander Lt. Col. Larry Caswell as the Commander's Choice Award winner.
Waterline Boring - Commander's Choice Award
SANTA FE, N.M. – Workers bore under a road for a new water line north of Santa Fe, Oct. 1, 2018. Photo by Richard Banker. This 2018 photo drive entry was selected by Albuquerque District commander Lt. Col. Larry Caswell as the Commander's Choice Award winner.
TRINIDAD LAKE, Colo. – View of the lake at dusk, Aug. 13, 2018. Photo by Kim Falen. This 2018 photo drive entry tied for third place based on employee voting.
Trinidad Lake at Dusk - Third Place
TRINIDAD LAKE, Colo. – View of the lake at dusk, Aug. 13, 2018. Photo by Kim Falen. This 2018 photo drive entry tied for third place based on employee voting.
ABIQUIU LAKE, N.M. – A mountain biker pauses to enjoy the sunset view of the lake and Cerro Pedernal, April 1, 2018. Photo by Tucker Feyder. This 2018 photo drive entry tied for third place based on employee voting.
Abiquiu Sunset - Third Place Winner
ABIQUIU LAKE, N.M. – A mountain biker pauses to enjoy the sunset view of the lake and Cerro Pedernal, April 1, 2018. Photo by Tucker Feyder. This 2018 photo drive entry placed third based on employee voting. This year, there was a two-way tie for third place.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Cottonwood trees display their autumn leaves, Oct. 25, 2018. The trees are in the bosque, where the District has restoration projects located. Photo by Danielle Galloway. This 2018 photo drive entry was one in a four-way tie for second place based on employee voting.
Cottonwood Gallery - Second Place
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Cottonwood trees display their autumn leaves, Oct. 25, 2018. The trees are in the bosque, where the District has restoration projects located. Photo by Danielle Galloway. This 2018 photo drive entry was one in a four-way tie for second place based on employee voting.
CONCHAS DAM, N.M. – Two deer were sparring when one lunged and did a headstand, burying his rack into the ground behind the project office, Dec. 1, 2016. Photo by Ronald Carter. This 2018 photo drive entry was one in a four-way tie for second place based on employee voting.
Deer Headstand - Second Place
CONCHAS DAM, N.M. – Two deer were sparring when one lunged and did a headstand, burying his rack into the ground behind the project office, Dec. 1, 2016. Photo by Ronald Carter. This 2018 photo drive entry was one in a four-way tie for second place based on employee voting.
CORRALES, N.M. – Autumn colors along the Rio Grande, as seen from one of the District’s restoration sites, Oct. 21, 2018. Photo by Danielle Galloway. This 2018 photo drive entry was one in a four-way tie for second place based on employee voting.
Fall along the Rio Grande - Second Place
CORRALES, N.M. – Autumn colors along the Rio Grande, as seen from one of the District’s restoration sites, Oct. 21, 2018. Photo by Danielle Galloway. This 2018 photo drive entry was one in a four-way tie for second place based on employee voting.
CONCHAS LAKE, N.M. -- A buck stands near one of the Adobe Belle housing units at the lake. Photo by Ronald Carter. This 2018 photo drive entry was one in a four-way tie for second place, based on employee voting.
Posing Deer - Second Place
CONCHAS LAKE, N.M. -- A buck stands near one of the Adobe Belle housing units at the lake. Photo by Ronald Carter. This 2018 photo drive entry was one in a four-way tie for second place, based on employee voting.
COCHITI LAKE, N.M. – A sediment bar at the upper portion of the lake is seen in this photo taken Nov. 8, 2018. Photo by Marcos Rosacker. This 2018 photo drive entry placed first based on employee voting.
Sediment Bar - First Place
COCHITI LAKE, N.M. – A sediment bar at the upper portion of the lake is seen in this photo taken Nov. 8, 2018. Photo by Marcos Rosacker. This 2018 photo drive entry placed first based on employee voting.

2018 Photo Drive Entries

TRINIDAD LAKE, Colo. – Sunset as seen from the parking lot of the project office, Nov. 7, 2018. Photo by Robin Henry. This was a 2018 photo drive entry.
Trinidad Sunset
TRINIDAD LAKE, Colo. – Sunset as seen from the parking lot of the project office, Nov. 7, 2018. Photo by Robin Henry. This was a 2018 photo drive entry.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Hot air balloons dot the sky over the District office during the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, Oct. 9, 2018. Photo by Jeannette Alderete. This was a 2018 photo drive entry.
October Morning
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Hot air balloons dot the sky over the District office during the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, Oct. 9, 2018. Photo by Jeannette Alderete. This was a 2018 photo drive entry.
CONCHAS LAKE, N.M. – A young golden eagle rests on the shore, Aug. 23, 2018. Photo by Nadine Carter. This was a 2018 photo drive entry.
Golden Eagle
CONCHAS LAKE, N.M. – A young golden eagle rests on the shore, Aug. 23, 2018. Photo by Nadine Carter. This was a 2018 photo drive entry.
SANTA ROSA LAKE, N.M. – A doe and fawn climb up a hill on a foggy morning just after sunrise at the lake, May 1, 2018. Photo by Richard Griego. This was a 2018 photo drive entry.
Doe and Fawn at Sunrise
SANTA ROSA LAKE, N.M. – A doe and fawn climb up a hill on a foggy morning just after sunrise at the lake, May 1, 2018. Photo by Richard Griego. This was a 2018 photo drive entry.
COCHITI DAM, N.M. – The inspection team enters one of the dam’s three conduits during a Hydraulic Steel Structure Inspection, Nov. 13, 2017. The three conduits measure approximately 1,354 feet in length. Photo by Tracy Wolf. This was a 2018 photo drive entry.
Conduit Inspection
COCHITI DAM, N.M. – The inspection team enters one of the dam’s three conduits during a Hydraulic Steel Structure Inspection, Nov. 13, 2017. The three conduits measure approximately 1,354 feet in length. Photo by Tracy Wolf. This was a 2018 photo drive entry.
CONCHAS LAKE, N. M. – A storm moves in on a summer evening, May 19, 2018. Photo by Nadine Carter. This was a 2018 Photo drive entry.
Summer Storm
CONCHAS LAKE, N. M. – A storm moves in on a summer evening, May 19, 2018. Photo by Nadine Carter. This was a 2018 Photo drive entry.
JOHN MARTIN RESERVOIR, Colo. – John Martin park rangers (l-r) Tucker Feyder, Valerie Thompson, and Christopher Gauger stand in front of the electrofishing boat at the bottom of the dam, Nov. 1, 2018. Part of the $6 million stilling basin dewatering project involves the removal of the fish from the stilling basin. Photo by Kim Falen. This was a 2018 photo drive entry.
Electrofishing at John Martin Reservoir
JOHN MARTIN RESERVOIR, Colo. – John Martin park rangers (l-r) Tucker Feyder, Valerie Thompson, and Christopher Gauger stand in front of the electrofishing boat at the bottom of the dam, Nov. 1, 2018. Part of the $6 million stilling basin dewatering project involves the removal of the fish from the stilling basin. Photo by Kim Falen. This was a 2018 photo drive entry.
COCHITI DAM, N.M. – Cottonwood trees show off their autumn leaves along the Santa Fe River below the spillway, Oct. 24, 2018. Photo by Marcos Rosacker. This was a 2018 photo drive entry.
A Change of Seasons
COCHITI DAM, N.M. – Cottonwood trees show off their autumn leaves along the Santa Fe River below the spillway, Oct. 24, 2018. Photo by Marcos Rosacker. This was a 2018 photo drive entry.
ABIQUIU LAKE, N.M. – A short span of a rainbow at the end of some storm clouds is seen from the boat ramp at the lake, Aug. 1, 2018. Photo by Clarence Maestas. This was a 2018 photo drive entry.
Summer Sprinkle
ABIQUIU LAKE, N.M. – A short span of a rainbow at the end of some storm clouds is seen from the boat ramp at the lake, Aug. 1, 2018. Photo by Clarence Maestas. This was a 2018 photo drive entry.
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, -- An egret stands in some brush outside Pier 14, Oct. 10, 2018. Photo by Robin Henry. This was a 2018 photo drive entry.
Egret
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, -- An egret stands in some brush outside Pier 14, Oct. 10, 2018. Photo by Robin Henry. This was a 2018 photo drive entry.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – District employees (l-r) Santa Rosa Lake park ranger Paul Sanchez; Conchas Lake park ranger Nadine Carter; and Conchas Lake maintenance worker Kurt Shanahan pose with Smokey Bear at the 2018 N.M. State Fair, Sept. 14, 2018. The employees were at the fair promoting water and fire safety. Photo by Anthony Pisani. This was a 2018 photo drive entry.
Good Times at the Fair
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – District employees (l-r) Santa Rosa Lake park ranger Paul Sanchez; Conchas Lake park ranger Nadine Carter; and Conchas Lake maintenance worker Kurt Shanahan pose with Smokey Bear at the 2018 N.M. State Fair, Sept. 14, 2018. The employees were at the fair promoting water and fire safety. Photo by Anthony Pisani. This was a 2018 photo drive entry.
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, -- Sunrise at Pier 14, Oct. 17, 2018. Photo by Robin Henry. This was a 2018 photo drive entry.
Early Morning at Pier 14
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, -- Sunrise at Pier 14, Oct. 17, 2018. Photo by Robin Henry. This was a 2018 photo drive entry.
TRINIDAD LAKE, Colo. – Trinidad Lake tower as seen from the lake, July 1, 2018. Photo by Kim Falen. This was a 2018 photo drive entry.
Trinidad Tower
TRINIDAD LAKE, Colo. – Trinidad Lake tower as seen from the lake, July 1, 2018. Photo by Kim Falen. This was a 2018 photo drive entry.
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, -- A contractor installs a generator for FEMA post-Hurricane Maria while a District employee looks on, Sept. 29, 2017. The District has a power team that responds to disasters by installing generators for needed emergency power. This generator was the second installed through the power team. Photo by Shannon Silva. This was a 2018 photo drive entry.
2nd Generator Installation
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, -- A contractor installs a generator for FEMA post-Hurricane Maria while a District employee looks on, Sept. 29, 2017. The District has a power team that responds to disasters by installing generators for needed emergency power. This generator was the second installed through the power team. Photo by Shannon Silva. This was a 2018 photo drive entry.
GALISTEO DAM, N.M. – A unique rock formation downstream of the Galisteo Dam flip bucket, Oct. 9, 2018. The "Stone Serpent" is the large sandstone head to the left and looming above the pool. The mouth is a long horizontal crevice line in the stone. The eye is a discoloration in the face of the stone about where an eye should be. Photo by Marcos Rosacker. This was a 2018 photo drive entry.
Stone Serpent Water Guardian
GALISTEO DAM, N.M. – A unique rock formation downstream of the Galisteo Dam flip bucket, Oct. 9, 2018. The "Stone Serpent" is the large sandstone head to the left and looming above the pool. The mouth is a long horizontal crevice line in the stone. The eye is a discoloration in the face of the stone about where an eye should be. Photo by Marcos Rosacker. This was a 2018 photo drive entry.
La Puebla, N.M. – Leaf litter hides an arroyo at the entrance to a road it crosses before flowing into the Santa Cruz River, Nov. 2, 2018. This 2018 photo drive entry was taken by Daniel Delgado.
Hidden Arroyo in Fall
La Puebla, N.M. – Leaf litter hides an arroyo at the entrance to a road it crosses before flowing into the Santa Cruz River, Nov. 2, 2018. This 2018 photo drive entry was taken by Daniel Delgado.

2018 Photo Drive Entries

ABIQUIU LAKE, N.M. -- Clouds float above Cerro Pedernal at the northern part of the lake, July 1, 2018. Photo by Clarence Maestas. This was a 2018 photo drive entry.
Clouds over Cerro Pedernal
ABIQUIU LAKE, N.M. -- Clouds float above Cerro Pedernal at the northern part of the lake, July 1, 2018. Photo by Clarence Maestas. This was a 2018 photo drive entry.
COCHITI DAM, N.M. – The inspection team prepares to conduct a Hydraulic Steel Structure Inspection of the three conduits, which measure approximately 1,354 feet in length, at the dam, Nov. 13, 2017. Photo by Tracy Wolf. This was a 2018 photo drive entry.
Conduit Inspection
COCHITI DAM, N.M. – The inspection team prepares to conduct a Hydraulic Steel Structure Inspection of the three conduits, which measure approximately 1,354 feet in length, at the dam, Nov. 13, 2017. Photo by Tracy Wolf. This was a 2018 photo drive entry.
ABIQUIU LAKE, N.M. – Clouds dot the sky over the lake, July 1, 2018, as seen from the piezometer road. Photo by Clarence Maestas. This was a 2018 photo drive entry.
Clouds over Abiquiu
ABIQUIU LAKE, N.M. – Clouds dot the sky over the lake, July 1, 2018, as seen from the piezometer road. Photo by Clarence Maestas. This was a 2018 photo drive entry.
TRINIDAD, Colo. – View of Fisher’s Peak across Trinidad Lake as seen from the west end of the project’s property, Aug. 10, 2018. The road is an old portion of state highway 12, which was relocated when the dam was built. Photo by Kim Falen. This was a 2018 photo drive entry.
Everything Returns to the Earth
TRINIDAD, Colo. – View of Fisher’s Peak across Trinidad Lake as seen from the west end of the project’s property, Aug. 10, 2018. The road is an old portion of state highway 12, which was relocated when the dam was built. Photo by Kim Falen. This was a 2018 photo drive entry.
CONCHAS DAM, N.M. – The backside of the dam as seen from the overlook behind the dam, July 19, 2018.Photo by Nadine Carter. This was a 2018 photo drive entry.
Back of Conchas Dam
CONCHAS DAM, N.M. – The backside of the dam as seen from the overlook behind the dam, July 19, 2018.Photo by Nadine Carter. This was a 2018 photo drive entry.
TRINIDAD, Colo. – Snow and fog surround Fisher’s Peak, Oct. 31, 2018. Photo by Robin Henry. This was a 2018 photo drive entry.
Snow on Fisher's Peak
TRINIDAD, Colo. – Snow and fog surround Fisher’s Peak, Oct. 31, 2018. Photo by Robin Henry. This was a 2018 photo drive entry.
CONCHAS LAKE, N.M. – The sun sets on the lake at Boot Canyon, July 4, 2018. Photo by Nadine Carter. This was a 2018 photo drive entry.
Fourth of July Sunset
CONCHAS LAKE, N.M. – The sun sets on the lake at Boot Canyon, July 4, 2018. Photo by Nadine Carter. This was a 2018 photo drive entry.
ABIQUIU LAKE, N.M. – The colorful clouds in the sky as seen on Highway 96 going to the lake, June 1, 2018. Photo by Clarence Maestas. This was a 2018 photo drive entry.
Abiquiu Sky
ABIQUIU LAKE, N.M. – The colorful clouds in the sky as seen on Highway 96 going to the lake, June 1, 2018. Photo by Clarence Maestas. This was a 2018 photo drive entry.
LOS ALAMOS, N.M. – Paving along Highway 502, Oct. 1, 2018. This is part of the SEP Roads project. Photo by Richard Banker. This was a 2018 photo drive entry.
Road Paving
LOS ALAMOS, N.M. – Paving along Highway 502, Oct. 1, 2018. This is part of the SEP Roads project. Photo by Richard Banker. This was a 2018 photo drive entry.
ABIQUIU LAKE, N.M. – This photo was taken Aug. 2, 2017, during a motorboat operator license class. The group was prepping for an alongside tow. Photo by Ronald Carter. This was a 2018 photo drive entry.
Preparing for a Tow
ABIQUIU LAKE, N.M. – This photo was taken Aug. 2, 2017, during a motorboat operator license class. The group was prepping for an alongside tow. Photo by Ronald Carter. This was a 2018 photo drive entry.
TRINIDAD LAKE, Colo. – District maintenance staff stop for a photo while conducting boundary line surveys, April 1, 2018. (l-r): Jesse Gutierrez, Joseph “Rick” Torres, and Matt Gonzales. Photo by Kim Falen. This was a 2018 photo drive entry.
Trinidad Maintenance Staff
TRINIDAD LAKE, Colo. – District maintenance staff stop for a photo while conducting boundary line surveys, April 1, 2018. (l-r): Jesse Gutierrez, Joseph “Rick” Torres, and Matt Gonzales. Photo by Kim Falen. This was a 2018 photo drive entry.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – The color guard after the District’s Change of Command ceremony, May 18, 2018. From l-r: park rangers Nathaniel Naranjo (Abiquiu); Paul Sanchez (Santa Rosa); John Mueller (Abiquiu); Trevor Wallin (Cochiti); and Nadine Carter (Conchas). Photo by Ronald Carter. This was a 2018 photo drive entry.
Color Guard
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – The color guard after the District’s Change of Command ceremony, May 18, 2018. From l-r: park rangers Nathaniel Naranjo (Abiquiu); Paul Sanchez (Santa Rosa); John Mueller (Abiquiu); Trevor Wallin (Cochiti); and Nadine Carter (Conchas). Photo by Ronald Carter. This was a 2018 photo drive entry.
CONCHAS DAM, N.M. – Sunlight glows through the dam right before a storm moves in, May 19, 2018. Photo by Nadine Carter. This was a 2018 photo drive entry.
Glowing Dam
CONCHAS DAM, N.M. – Sunlight glows through the dam right before a storm moves in, May 19, 2018. Photo by Nadine Carter. This was a 2018 photo drive entry.
CONCHAS DAM, N.M. – A squirrel suns itself on a road behind the dam, Sept. 22, 2018. Photo by Ronald Carter. This was a 2018 photo drive entry.
Catching Some Rays
CONCHAS DAM, N.M. – A squirrel suns itself on a road behind the dam, Sept. 22, 2018. Photo by Ronald Carter. This was a 2018 photo drive entry.
MANATI, Puerto Rico -- A District power team member inspects a generator at a water pump station in one of the hardest hit places by Hurricane Maria, Sept. 30, 2017. Photo by Shannon Silva. This was a 2018 photo drive entry.
Generator Inspection
MANATI, Puerto Rico -- A District power team member inspects a generator at a water pump station in one of the hardest hit places by Hurricane Maria, Sept. 30, 2017. Photo by Shannon Silva. This was a 2018 photo drive entry.
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- Despite being battered by Hurricane Maria, this building still flies the U.S. and Puerto Rico flags, Nov. 4, 2017. Photo by Shannon Silva. This was a 2018 photo drive entry.
Worn but not Broken
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- Despite being battered by Hurricane Maria, this building still flies the U.S. and Puerto Rico flags, Nov. 4, 2017. Photo by Shannon Silva. This was a 2018 photo drive entry.