Monday, June 05, 2006

Lake Conditions at Elephant Butte Lake, NM

Elephant Butte Lake in southern New Mexico continues to shrink as irrigators pull water out. Elephant Butte is at elevation 4321.46 (above benchmark) and has 294,009 acre feet as of Monday morning, June 5, 2006. It lost 9.3 inches and 7,689 acre feet in the past 72 hours. Discharge from the dam is 1490 to 1500 c.f.s.

The lake reached its high point earlier this year on March 5, 2006, at elevation 4339.88 (about 67 fleet below spillway) feet with 503,030 acre feet. (Maximum capacity is a little more than 2,000,000 acre feet.)

Weather is expected to be hot with moderate breezes.
Monday, high 90s, afternoon winds SE to SW 7-12 mph
Tuesday, high 90s or more, p.m. winds SE to SE 7-13 mph
Wednes., high 90s, afternoon winds E to SE 6-10 mph
Thursday, mid 90s, afternoon winds SSW 6-9 mph


At 4:08 PM, July 24, 2006, Anonymous Steve said...

Hey Guys,

How are the water levels at E.B. compared to last year?

We went last year and there was a decent amount of water (compared to 2004). Any details you could share with me?



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