US Army Corps of Engineers
Albuquerque District

  • 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.
  • Block release of water begins from Santa Rosa Reservoir

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Albuquerque District, began a block release of water from Santa Rosa Lake, Monday, May 13, 2019.
  • Fishing heating up at John Martin Reservoir as new reservation system awaits campers

    A few weeks ago, staff at Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s John Martin Reservoir State Park watched as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers opened the gates on the massive 70-year-old dam for the first time since Nov. 1. This is big news to anglers who covet fishing in the stilling basin at the base of the structure. [Editor's Note: This news release is from Colorado Parks & Wildlife]
  • USACE conducts annual bridge inspection at Conchas Lake

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Albuquerque District, will be conducting an annual bridge inspection on Conchas' main dam, May 15-16, 2019. Drivers can expect temporary road closures across the main dam from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm, May 15-16, 2019.
  • Day-use recreation areas at Cochiti Lake closed due to high water

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Albuquerque District, announced today that some of the day-use areas at the lake – including the Cochiti swim beach – are closed due to high water levels.