Lake Meredith: 38.1% full as of 2018-12-18

Lake Meredith is governed by the Canadian River Compact. The States of New Mexico, Texas and Oklahoma are all parties to the compact created by agreement of the three states and the federal government in 1950. According to the compact, New Mexico can hold 200,000 acre-feet in Ute Lake before it has to release water to Texas. Texas also can only hold 500,000 acre-feet in Lake Meredith before it has to release water for Oklahoma. 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, and (2) 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.

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 2018-12-18 38.1 2,887.14 228,858 190,444 500,000 7,093
Yesterday 2018-12-17 38.1 2,887.15 228,929 190,515 500,000 7,094
2 days ago 2018-12-16 38.1 2,887.15 228,929 190,515 500,000 7,094
1 week ago 2018-12-11 38.2 2,887.22 229,425 191,011 500,000 7,101
1 month ago 2018-11-18 38.2 2,887.21 229,354 190,940 500,000 7,100
3 months ago 2018-09-18 36.5 2,886.02 220,980 182,566 500,000 6,973
6 months ago 2018-06-18 39.3 2,887.96 234,710 196,296 500,000 7,184
1 year ago 2017-12-18 40.7 2,888.95 241,904 203,490 500,000 7,351
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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 2018-12-18 14:30 2,887.13 2,936.5 -49.4 below flood pool
1 hour prior 2018-12-18 13:30 2,887.14 2,936.5 -49.4 below flood pool
2 hours prior 2018-12-18 12:30 2,887.14 2,936.5 -49.4 below flood pool
6 hours prior 2018-12-18 08:30 2,887.13 2,936.5 -49.4 below flood pool
12 hours prior 2018-12-18 02:30 2,887.14 2,936.5 -49.4 below flood pool
24 hours prior 2018-12-17 14:30 2,887.15 2,936.5 -49.3 below flood pool
48 hours prior 2018-12-16 14:30 2,887.15 2,936.5 -49.3 below flood pool
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Data is provisional and subject to revision.

Additional Information

Impoundment date 1965-01-01
Vertical datum NGVD29
Gauge USGS:07227900
Dead pool elevation 2,850.0 ft above NGVD29
Service spillway crest elevation 2,965.0 ft above NGVD29
Maximum design elevation 3,004.9 ft above NGVD29
Top of dam elevation 3,011.0 ft above NGVD29
Conservation pool elevation 2,936.5 ft above NGVD29
Data download (CSV) period of record, last one year, last 30 days

Elevation-Area-Capacity Curves

1980-01-01 (source: usbr)
1995-06-01 (source: twdb) : GIS Data

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