Lake Meredith: 43.8% full as of 2024-04-21

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 2024-04-21 43.8 2,890.89 257,307 218,893 500,000 8,609
Yesterday 2024-04-20 43.8 2,890.91 257,479 219,065 500,000 8,611
2 days ago 2024-04-19 43.8 2,890.93 257,652 219,238 500,000 8,612
1 week ago 2024-04-14 44.0 2,891.03 258,514 220,100 500,000 8,622
1 month ago 2024-03-21 44.3 2,891.19 259,894 221,480 500,000 8,637
3 months ago 2024-01-21 44.1 2,891.09 259,032 220,618 500,000 8,628
6 months ago 2023-10-21 45.0 2,891.58 263,271 224,857 500,000 8,675
1 year ago 2023-04-21 29.7 2,880.93 186,819 148,405 500,000 6,451
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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 2024-04-21 21:30 2,890.90 2,936.50 -45.60
1 hour prior 2024-04-21 20:30 2,890.90 2,936.50 -45.60
2 hours prior 2024-04-21 19:30 2,890.92 2,936.50 -45.58
6 hours prior 2024-04-21 15:30 2,890.91 2,936.50 -45.59
12 hours prior 2024-04-21 09:30 2,890.87 2,936.50 -45.63
24 hours prior 2024-04-20 21:30 2,890.92 2,936.50 -45.58
48 hours prior 2024-04-19 21:30 2,890.94 2,936.50 -45.56
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Data is provisional and subject to revision.

Additional Information

Impoundment date 1965-01-01
Vertical datum NGVD29
Dead pool elevation 2,850.00 ft above NGVD29
Service spillway crest elevation 2,965.00 ft above NGVD29
Maximum design elevation 3,004.90 ft above NGVD29
Top of dam elevation 3,011.00 ft above NGVD29
Conservation pool elevation 2,936.50 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
Data Source USGS:07227900

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