Two Rivers Dam (Dry Reservoir)

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Two Rivers Dam (Dry Reservoir)

New Mexico

(505) 472-3115

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Overview

The Two Rivers Dam area offers unique opportunities to view and photograph prairie wildlife, including antelope, mule deer, and many different birds. It is also a great destination for a picnic. The City of Roswell experienced mass flooding from the Rio Hondo in 1937, 1941, and 1954. After the disastrous flood of 1941, Roswell sought to convert the abandoned Hondo Reservoir into a flood control facility. The Flood Control Act of 1954 authorized the construction of Two Rivers Dam. Two Rivers Dam was completed in August 1963. The project was named Two Rivers because it provides flood control from the Rio Hondo and Rocky Arroyo. The Dam proved its worth during floods in 1965 and 1991.

Since the goal of the project is flood control, most visitors will not see water in this reservoir except for limited storage during spring runoffs. Visitors will find an overlook shelter, picnic area, and restrooms at the day use picnic area, located approximately one mile from the Diamond A Dam. The Two Rivers Project is administered via the Project Manager at the Santa Rosa Dam and Lake Project.

Map of Two Rivers Dam (Dry Reservoir)

Latitude, Longitude: 33.279454, -104.738846

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Activities

  • Hunting

    Hunting is permitted in compliance with New Mexico Game and Fish regulations.

  • Picnicking

    Visitors will find an overlook shelter, picnic area, and restrooms at the day use picnic area, located approximately one mile from the Diamond A Dam.

Directions

Driving

Two Rivers is located 14 miles west of Roswell, NM on US 70/380. Continue another seven miles south on the project access road to reach the day use area. Two Rivers is located 90 miles northeast from Carlsbad and 131 miles from Alamogordo, NM.

Phone Numbers

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(505) 472-3115

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