The Rio Grande Irrigation Project

The Rio Grande Irrigation Project (HMPCQ)

Location: El Paso, TX 79902 El Paso County
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Country: United States of America
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N 31° 46.956', W 106° 28.788'

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To the southeast is the El Paso - Juarez Valley.

Here, and in the adjoining valley north of the pass, agricultural production of cotton and other crops is among the highest on the continent. This is a tribute to the stalwart men who put to their best use the great life-giving elements of this area, the fertile soils, the sunshine, and the waters of the Rio Grande.
The lands were first irrigated in the 17th century by the Spanish padres, but their crops were often lost due to floods in the spring or drought in the summer.

In 1915 the Elephant Butte Dam was completed on the Rio Grande 125 miles north of El Paso. It stores the spring floods and enables regulated releases for irrigation of the lands in the United States and those in Mexico pursuant to the Treaty of 1906.
Year Placed1962
Placed ByThe State National Bank of El Paso
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Date Added Saturday, September 13th, 2014 at 5:03am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)13R E 359889 N 3517292
Decimal Degrees31.78260000, -106.47980000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 46.956', W 106° 28.788'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 46' 57.36" N, 106° 28' 47.28" W
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Area Code(s)915
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2311 Scenic Dr, El Paso TX 79902, US
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