El Paso Area Reservoirs

Recent Conditions

Reservoir Percent Full Water Level
Height Above Conservation Pool
Reservoir Storage
Conservation Storage
Conservation Capacity
Surface Area
Elephant Butte 1 14.2 4,320.93 -86.07 279,993 279,993 1,973,358 - n.a. -

Elephant Butte Lake (located in New Mexico) is governed by the Rio Grande Compact. The Rio Grande Compact is an interstate compact signed in 1938 between the states of Colorado, New Mexico, Texas and Chihuahua (Mexico) and approved by the U.S. Congress, to equitably apportion the waters of the Rio Grande Basin. Water from the lake supplies irrigation water as well as about 50% of El Paso's supply when available.