Elephant Butte Lake: 3.1% full as of 2018-10-16

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.

Historical Data

Date Percent Full Mean Water Level
(ft)
Reservoir Storage
(acre-ft)
Conservation Storage
(acre-ft)
Conservation Capacity
(acre-ft)
Surface Area
(acres)
Today 2018-10-16 3.1 4,286.74 62,113 62,113 1,973,358 - n.a. -
Yesterday 2018-10-15 3.1 4,286.72 62,034 62,034 1,973,358 - n.a. -
2 days ago 2018-10-14 3.1 4,286.64 61,731 61,731 1,973,358 - n.a. -
1 week ago 2018-10-09 3.1 4,286.63 61,705 61,705 1,973,358 - n.a. -
1 month ago 2018-09-16 3.3 4,287.65 65,529 65,529 1,973,358 - n.a. -
3 months ago 2018-07-16 8.7 4,307.53 172,283 172,283 1,973,358 - n.a. -
6 months ago 2018-04-16 21.0 4,333.82 415,135 415,135 1,973,358 - n.a. -
1 year ago 2017-10-16 14.3 4,321.24 282,895 282,895 1,973,358 - n.a. -
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Percent Full is based on Conservation Storage and Conservation Capacity and doesn't account for storage in flood pool.

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   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

Date/time Water Level
(ft)
Conservation Pool Elevation
(ft)
Height Above Conservation Pool
(ft)
Most recent 2018-10-16 14:00 4,287.33 4,407.0 -119.7 below flood pool
1 hour prior 2018-10-16 13:00 4,287.43 4,407.0 -119.6 below flood pool
2 hours prior 2018-10-16 12:00 4,286.77 4,407.0 -120.2 below flood pool
6 hours prior 2018-10-16 08:00 4,286.74 4,407.0 -120.3 below flood pool
12 hours prior 2018-10-16 02:00 4,286.73 4,407.0 -120.3 below flood pool
24 hours prior 2018-10-15 14:00 4,286.73 4,407.0 -120.3 below flood pool
48 hours prior 2018-10-14 14:00 4,286.64 4,407.0 -120.4 below flood pool
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Data is provisional and subject to revision.

Additional Information

Vertical datum NGVD29
Gauge USBR:EBDN5
Dead pool elevation 4,231.5 ft above NGVD29
Volume under conservation pool elevation 1,973,358.0 ac-ft
Emergency spillway crest elevation 4,414.0 ft above NGVD29
Maximum design elevation 4,415.0 ft above NGVD29
Top of dam elevation 4,414.0 ft above NGVD29
Conservation pool elevation 4,407.0 ft above NGVD29
Data download (CSV) period of record, last one year, last 30 days

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