Belen Division

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Physical Address Mailing Address Phone Numbers
25 General Edward Baca
Belen, NM  87002
PO Box 1291
Belen, NM  87002


Tyler Otero Division Manager 505-328-7867 (cell)
Cole Benjamin Construction Supervisor 505-389-3803 (cell)
Erica Alvarado Division Clerk II 505-864-7466
Adrianna Olguin Division Clerk 505-864-7466
Loretta Scott Field Maintenance Supervisor 505-328-7378 (cell)
Johnathan Marquez Equipment Operation and Maintenance Supervisor 505-515-1789

The Belen Division is the largest division of the MRGCD.  It serves irrigated acreage in Valencia and northern Socorro Counties. It is largely rural, but encompasses the cities of Belen and Los Lunas, and the villages of Peralta and Bosque Farms. The Division also serves Isleta Pueblo. 

The Belen Division receives water diverted from the Rio Grande by the Isleta Diversion dam. Significant flow also enters the west side of the Division directly from the Albuquerque Division. The dam, being a low head diversion structure, incorporates canal intakes along both banks, and a series of 30 radial gates to control head behind the structure. 

The Division operates and maintains about 505 miles of ditch which provide irrigation for the benefit of about 30,100 acres and is staffed by 60 employees.

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