Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Elephant Butte and Heron Lakes

Elephant Butte Lake, New Mexico
Tuesday, August 14, 2007, 1:00 PM

4,334.22 feet elev. above benchmark
432,338 acre feet

down 0.16' (1.9 inches) and 1,918 acre feet in 24 hours
down 0.44' (5.3 inches) and 5,285 acre feet in 71 hours

San Marcial Floodway flow at 11:00 a.m. was 159 cubic feet per second (117 to 183 cfs in past 71 hours)

Flow out the dam at 11 AM was 1,350 c.f.s. (1300 to 1370 cfs in past 71 hours).

Comparison to operations plan projections:

Ops plan projection was for 238 cfs inflow, 1,825 cfs flow out the dam.
Ops plan projected lake level for the end of Aug. 14 was 4,332.91' elev., 416,875 a.f.
Ops plan had projected outflow of 1,280 cfs from August 26 to Oct. 13.

The lake is about 15 inches higher and has about 15,000 more a.f. of water than projected.

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Heron Lake
August 14, 2007, 11:00 AM
7,155.03 elev., 241,268 acre feet
up 0.05' (3/5 inch) and 220 a.f. in 24 hours
down 0.07 (5/6 inch) and 313 a.f. in 71 hours

Azotea Tunnel, 2 PM, August 14, 2007
99 c.f.s. (87-137 cfs in past 71 hours)

Willow Creek, 1 PM, Auguust 14, 2007
109 cfs (93-148 cfs in past 71 hours)

Middle Rio Grande Conservancy appears to be taking some water out during the weekends but enough water is flowing in to keep the lake nearly level. On Saturday, August 11, 12:00 noon, Heron was at 7,155.10' elev. and 241,581 a.f.

2 Comments:

At 9:30 AM, August 16, 2007, Anonymous Barbara said...

Was the Coast Guard official arrested for DWI teaching boating safety at Heron?

 
At 12:27 PM, August 16, 2007, Blogger Pat said...

Who was arrested where for DWI?

Most Boating Safety classes in NM are taught by state parks boating safety officers. Some teaching is done by volunteers, including a couple of Coast Guard Auxiliary volunteers and a retired Navy officer who leads the Navy Jr. ROTC program in Los Alamos (Wes Shumaker at Pueblo Complex). However, I've never heard of an active-duty /full-time Coast Guard officer teaching a New Mexico Boating Safety Class.

 

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