Wednesday, December 12, 2012

South Monticello Point -- where Elephant Butte Lake ends

Elephant Butte Lake in southern New Mexico was once the state's largest lake, with a capacity of more than two million acre feet and several dozen square miles of surface area. Years of drought have taken their toll, however, as is seen in this view of the South Monticello Point boat ramp, and looking beyond to where the lake has retreated.

Mountains on the east side of Elephant Butte Lake, and wet lands where once was a deep and broad basin of the lake.


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