PNM was granted an underground and overhead electric easement within part of the detention dam to facilitate the construction of a major electric substation that will meet the electrical needs of the area developing north and west of the escarpment.
The City of Albuquerque will have future open space and multi-use trials in and around the Boca Negra Detention Dam.
The Detention basin will provide a central water collection facility that will eliminate the need to upgrade existing facilities downstream.
A water quality feature will be constructed to remove debris and sediment before the water moves down stream into the Boca Negra Canyon and the Petroglyph National Monument.
The construction project is scheduled to be completed at the end of 2013. Cost of construction is estimated at $3,825,000. Funding for the project was provided by AMAFCA, the City of Albuquerque, and local developers.
For more information about the project, call AMAFCA Real Estate Manager Jeff Willis, at 884-2215 .
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