El Paso Area Reservoirs

Recent Conditions

Reservoir Percent Full Water Level
(ft)
Height Above Conservation Pool
(ft)
Reservoir Storage
(acre-ft)
Conservation Storage
(acre-ft)
Conservation Capacity
(acre-ft)
Surface Area
(acres)
Elephant Butte 1as of 2014-04-23 18.4 4,329.23 -77.77 363,726 363,726 1,973,358 - n.a. -
footnotes
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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.