Elephant Butte Lake: 15.0% full as of 2017-03-26
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 and Texas 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 a portion of El Paso's supply when available. The elevation-storage rating curve used to produce the storage hydrograph is made of two segments: (1) the segment up to the conservation pool top (below the red line) is based on measured data, while the segment in the flood pool (above the red line) is an extrapolation from the first segment and shouldn't be relied upon for flood storage information.
Mean Water Level
|Today||2017-03-26||15.0||4,322.69||296,874||296,874||1,973,358||- n.a. -|
|Yesterday||2017-03-25||15.0||4,322.52||295,147||295,147||1,973,358||- n.a. -|
|2 days ago||2017-03-24||14.9||4,322.33||293,398||293,398||1,973,358||- n.a. -|
|1 week ago||2017-03-19||14.8||4,322.11||291,265||291,265||1,973,358||- n.a. -|
|1 month ago||2017-02-26||14.7||4,321.99||290,110||290,110||1,973,358||- n.a. -|
|3 months ago||2016-12-26||9.9||4,310.77||194,953||194,953||1,973,358||- n.a. -|
|6 months ago||2016-09-26||6.6||4,301.02||130,961||130,961||1,973,358||- n.a. -|
|1 year ago||2016-03-26||21.4||4,334.49||422,906||422,906||1,973,358||- n.a. -|
Percent Full is based on Conservation Storage and Conservation Capacity and doesn't account for storage in flood pool.
Values above, including today's are averaged conditions. For near real-time instantaneous water level, see table below or the interactive map viewer.
Most Recent Instantaneous Water Level
| Conservation Pool Elevation
Height Above Conservation Pool
|Most recent||2017-03-26 14:00||4,322.77||4,407.0||-84.2|
|1 hour prior||2017-03-26 13:00||4,322.76||4,407.0||-84.2|
|2 hours prior||2017-03-26 12:00||4,322.75||4,407.0||-84.2|
|6 hours prior||2017-03-26 08:00||4,322.72||4,407.0||-84.3|
|12 hours prior||2017-03-26 02:00||4,322.67||4,407.0||-84.3|
|24 hours prior||2017-03-25 14:00||4,322.55||4,407.0||-84.4|
|48 hours prior||2017-03-24 14:00||4,322.36||4,407.0||-84.6|
Data is provisional and subject to revision.
|Dead pool elevation||4231.5 ft above NGVD29|
|Conservation pool elevation||4407.0 ft above NGVD29|
|Volume under conservation pool elevation||1973358 ac-ft|
|Emergency spillway crest elevation||4414 ft above NGVD29|
|Maximum design elevation||4415 ft above NGVD29|
|Top of dam elevation||4414 ft above NGVD29|
|Data download (CSV)||period of record, last one year, last 30 days|