Otero Soil & Water Conservation District

3501 Mesa Village Drive, Alamogordo, NM† 88310

575-437-3100 ext. 3

Watershed Restoration

††† Small dams can be temporary or permanent; they are constructed across a drainage ditch, swale, or channel to lower the speed of concentrated flows for a certain design range of storm events. A dam can be built from wood logs, stone, pea gravel-filled sandbags or bricks and cement. Slow runoff speeds will reduce erosion as well as gully erosion in the channel and allows the sediment to establish.

Erosion Control Structure Diagram

Small Conservation ProjectsóCost Share Program

Otero SWCD has a cost share program for small conservation projects.  Any landowner addressing a natural resource concern, who can prove the ownership or lease on land within the Otero SWCD boundary and is a current Otero SWCD cooperator may apply.  


Small Conservation Project Application