History of Ranch

  • Irrigation Farming started about 1955.
  • Raised grass for 3,500 head of cattle with 100 men working, per Middle Pecos Water District sources.
  • 36 old wells drilled in farming era (~1955 to 1975) with estimated well capacity of about 1.5 million barrels/day.
  • 3,500 acres were flood-irrigated via ditches
  • Evidence suggests that aquifer level is nearly the same as in the 1950s.history