Galisteo Dam Master Plan Update

Presentation for Public and Agency Input

The Albuquerque District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) is hosting an online review to provide information and receive public input to begin the process of developing a Master Plan for Galisteo Dam.

 

Normally, USACE would conduct a face-to-face public workshop to announce the start of the revision and to request comments from the public. However, precautions associated with the COVID-19 virus have made it necessary to conduct the public involvement process online instead of hosting a face-to-face workshop.

 

Please watch the following video presentation or download the PDF copy to read the presentation. The comment form with instructions on how to send comments is available to download in the "Links" menu on the left side of the page.

 

Click here to download a PDF copy to read the presentation.

 

Click here to watch the video presentation.

 

Please note that the PDF and the video presentation provide the same information.

 

 

General Information
The Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Albuquerque District, is developing a Master Plan for Galisteo Dam. The Master Plan is intended to serve as a comprehensive land and recreational management plan with a life span of 25 years. It guides the stewardship of natural and cultural resources and the provision of outdoor recreation facilities and opportunities to ensure sustainability of federal land associated with Galisteo Dam.


About Galisteo Dam

Galisteo Dam is an earthen structure placed into operation in 1970, which is authorized solely for flood and sediment control. Operating in concert with Cochiti and Jemez Canyon Dam, it helps mitigate flood risk along the Rio Grande. The reservoir contains water only during flood flows and empties as soon as the water can flow through the dam's uncontrolled outlet works. There is no permanent pool of water.

 

Map showing the boundary of USACE land at Galisteo Dam

 

Galisteo Dam is in need of a Master Plan to address regional land use, population, outdoor recreation trends, and USACE management policy. Key topics to be addressed in the Master Plan include land classifications, natural and recreational resource management objectives, recreation facility needs, and special topics such as invasive species management and threatened and endangered species habitat. Public participation and feedback is critical to the successful revision of the Master Plan.

 

What is a Master Plan?
The Master Plan is the strategic land use management document that guides the comprehensive management and development of all project recreational, natural, and cultural resources throughout the life of the water resources project.

 

Why develop a Master Plan?
Army Corps of Engineers regulations require that Master Plans be developed at all civil works projects operated and maintained by the Corps and kept current to support the operations and authorized missions of the project. Key topics to be addressed in the Master Plan will include land classifications, natural and recreational resource management objectives, recreation facility needs and special topics such as invasive species management and threatened and endangered species habitat. Public participation is critical to the successful revision of the Master Plan.\Flow chart showing the master plan planning process

How to Participate

To add your comments, ideas, or concerns about the future land and recreational management for Galisteo Dam, please submit comments using any of the following methods:

  • Fill out and return a comment form available in the "links" menu on the left column of this webpage. Please note: you will need to save the form and attach it to your email.
  • Provide comments in an email message and send to: Cochiti@usace.army.mil 
  • Provide comments in a letter or use the comment form and mail to:

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Trevor Wallin, Galisteo Dam Project Manager

Galisteo Dam/Jemez Canyon Dam/Cochiti Lake projects office

82 Dam Crest Rd.

Pena Blanca, NM 87041-5015

(505) 465-0307 extension 10

Email: Cochiti@usace.army.mil

 

Thank you for your participation in helping develop the Master Plan for Galisteo Dam.