US Army Corps of Engineers
Albuquerque District

  • Army Corps of Engineers waives fees, holds events on National Public Lands Day, Sept. 28

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced Sept. 18, 2019, that it will waive day use fees normally charged at boat launch ramps and swimming beaches at its recreation areas nationwide in recognition of National Public Lands Day on Saturday, Sept. 28.
  • Block release of water scheduled to begin from Santa Rosa Reservoir

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Albuquerque District, has scheduled a block release of water from Santa Rosa Lake to start Tuesday, Sept. 10, at 8:00 am.
  • Cochiti Lake's Santa Cruz Day-Use Area closed to swimming due to blue-green algae

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Albuquerque District, announced today (Aug. 30, 2019) that effective immediately the Santa Cruz day-use area at Cochiti Lake is closed to swimming due to the presence of toxic blue-green algae in Cochiti Lake. The Cochiti Swim Beach remains closed.
  • Cochiti Lake swim beach closed due to blue-green algae

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Albuquerque District, announced today (Aug. 22, 2019) that effective immediately the Cochiti swim beach is closed due to the presence of a toxic blue-green algae bloom in the lake. Other recreation areas remain open, including the boat ramps and the campgrounds. The closure will last until levels no longer pose an increased threat to humans and animals.
  • Portions of Abiquiu Lake reopened

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Albuquerque District, announced today that the lake has reopened except for swimming along the Cerrito Recreation Area shoreline. Open areas include the boat ramp and land areas within the Cerrito Day-Use Recreation Area. However, the swim beach is still closed and swimming along the Cerrito shoreline is not allowed due to the presence of a toxic blue-green algae bloom.
  • Access to Abiquiu Lake closed due to blue-green algae

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Albuquerque District, announced today that effective immediately the Cerrito Day-Use Recreation Area, at Abiquiu Lake, N.M., including the boat ramp and the swim beach, are closed after tests showed the presence of a blue-green algae bloom in the reservoir.
  • Block release of water scheduled to begin from Santa Rosa Reservoir

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Albuquerque District, has scheduled a block release of water from Santa Rosa Lake to start Sunday, July 7, 2019, at 8:00 am.
  • Cochiti Lake swim beach open for 4th of July

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Albuquerque District, announced today that the swim beach at Cochiti Lake is open again after being closed due to a higher than normal spring runoff. The swim beach is scheduled to be open daily from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm.
  • After near tragedy, railroad trestle is immediately and permanently off limits to public access in John Martin Reservoir State Wildlife Area

    Restrictions on public access to the railroad trestle bridge in the John Martin Reservoir State Wildlife Area will be strictly enforced after a recent near-tragedy involving a passenger train and two anglers.
  • Cochiti swim beach to reopen for Memorial Day weekend

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Albuquerque District, announced today that the swim beach at the lake will reopen for Memorial Day weekend, Saturday, May 25 to Monday, May 27, 2019, from 8:00 am to 7:00 pm. The swim beach will then be closed Tuesday, May 28, 2019.