Near Orla in Reeves County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Red Bluﬀ Dam
(Three miles northeast)
Capacity is 310,000 acre feet of water. Main embankment — 9,230 feet long — rises 105 feet above stream bed at highest point. Dam has top width of 25 feet.
These waters irrigate about 140,000 acres, which extend for 100 miles along the Pecos River.
Erected 1972 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 4216.)
Location. 31° 51.483′ N, 103° 55.96′ W. Marker is near Orla, Texas, in Reeves County. Marker is on U.S. 285 2.7 miles north of Ranch to Market Road 652, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Orla TX 79770, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 1 other marker is within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Pope's Crossing (approx. 7 miles away).
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 15, 2015, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 341 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on July 15, 2015, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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