Elephant Butte Lake: 16.5% full as of 2017-11-19

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 2017-11-19 16.5 4,325.53 325,068 325,068 1,973,358 - n.a. -
Yesterday 2017-11-18 16.4 4,325.36 323,346 323,346 1,973,358 - n.a. -
2 days ago 2017-11-17 16.3 4,325.15 321,189 321,189 1,973,358 - n.a. -
1 week ago 2017-11-12 15.8 4,324.23 311,998 311,998 1,973,358 - n.a. -
1 month ago 2017-10-19 14.6 4,321.72 287,470 287,470 1,973,358 - n.a. -
3 months ago 2017-08-19 16.0 4,324.59 315,535 315,535 1,973,358 - n.a. -
6 months ago 2017-05-19 23.1 4,337.19 455,639 455,639 1,973,358 - n.a. -
1 year ago 2016-11-19 7.5 4,303.78 147,808 147,808 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 2017-11-19 13:00 4,325.61 4,407.0 -81.4 below flood pool
1 hour prior 2017-11-19 12:00 4,325.60 4,407.0 -81.4 below flood pool
2 hours prior 2017-11-19 11:00 4,325.59 4,407.0 -81.4 below flood pool
6 hours prior 2017-11-19 07:00 4,325.55 4,407.0 -81.4 below flood pool
12 hours prior 2017-11-19 01:00 4,325.49 4,407.0 -81.5 below flood pool
24 hours prior 2017-11-18 13:00 4,325.37 4,407.0 -81.6 below flood pool
48 hours prior 2017-11-17 13:00 4,325.15 4,407.0 -81.9 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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