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Fort Sumner Irrigation District Flumes
The Fort Sumner Irrigation District (FSID) diverts water from the Pecos River to irrigate approximately 6,500 acres of land on the east bank of the Pecos River near the town of Fort Sumner. In 2014, the ISC installed two flumes to gage flows in the return drains of the FSID. These flumes are used to inform management decisions by the ISC and the Bureau of Reclamation (BOR). The ISC routinely visits the flumes for the purposes of maintenance and data collection/verification.
Real time conditions for the flumes can be viewed here: http://meas.ose.state.nm.us/district2.jsp. The flumes are listed on the site as “FSID Main Drain” and “FSID Lower Drain”
The annual reports below provide more detailed information on the flumes, data collection, and pertinent ISC activities.