Elephant Butte Lake: 13.3% full as of 2024-07-24

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 2024-07-24 13.3 4,320.35 261,493 261,493 1,960,900 9,058
Yesterday 2024-07-23 13.4 4,320.58 263,581 263,581 1,960,900 9,098
2 days ago 2024-07-22 13.6 4,320.91 266,593 266,593 1,960,900 9,157
1 week ago 2024-07-17 14.5 4,322.88 284,977 284,977 1,960,900 9,509
1 month ago 2024-06-24 18.9 4,331.11 370,173 370,173 1,960,900 11,185
3 months ago 2024-04-24 21.2 4,334.97 414,731 414,731 1,960,900 11,965
6 months ago 2024-01-24 24.6 4,340.83 489,204 489,204 1,985,900 13,388
1 year ago 2023-07-24 25.0 4,340.96 490,946 490,946 1,960,900 13,415
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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 2024-07-24 06:00 4,320.29 4,405.59 -85.30
1 hour prior 2024-07-24 05:00 4,320.31 4,405.59 -85.28
2 hours prior 2024-07-24 04:00 4,320.32 4,405.59 -85.27
6 hours prior 2024-07-24 00:00 4,320.39 4,405.59 -85.20
12 hours prior 2024-07-23 18:00 4,320.50 4,405.59 -85.09
24 hours prior 2024-07-23 06:00 4,320.67 4,405.59 -84.92
48 hours prior 2024-07-22 06:00 4,320.93 4,405.59 -84.66
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Data is provisional and subject to revision.

Additional Information

Vertical datum NGVD29 -43.3
Dead pool elevation 4,231.50 ft above NGVD29 -43.3
Emergency spillway crest elevation 4,414.00 ft above NGVD29 -43.3
Maximum design elevation 4,415.00 ft above NGVD29 -43.3
Top of dam elevation 4,414.00 ft above NGVD29 -43.3
Conservation pool elevation
End date: 2020-01-01
4,407.00 ft above NGVD29 -43.3
Conservation pool elevation
Start date to end date: 2020-01-01 to 2020-04-01
4,406.30 ft above NGVD29 -43.3
Conservation pool elevation
Start date: 2020-04-01 (Seasonal: April 1 to October 1)
4,405.59 ft above NGVD29 -43.3
Conservation pool elevation
Start date: 2020-04-01 (Seasonal: October 1 to April 1)
4,406.30 ft above NGVD29 -43.3
Data download (CSV) period of record, last one year, last 30 days

Elevation-Area-Capacity Curves

2019-11-01 (source: USBR)
Data Source USBR:EBDN5

Lake Location