Current Lake Level and Dam Release
as of Wednesday, January 21, 2015
|Current Lake Level (feet)||1087.76|
|Conservation Pool (feet)||1117.00|
|Current Dam Release (cubic feet per second)||812|
Links to Current Forecasts and Conditions
From 1992-2002, the reservoir dropped and remained low during an extended drought. A tropical storm system in 2003-2004 brought increased rain to southwest Texas. By 2005, the lake was near the conservation pool level of 1117 feet above mean sea level.
The reservoir maintained near conservation pool levels into 2011, before beginning to decrease. Historic low lake levels were reached in 2013 due to the most recent period of drought. The International Boundary and Water Commission continues to release water from Amistad Dam to provide for municipal use and irrigation for both US and Mexican communities downstream along the Rio Grande.
Boat Ramp Status