The Elephant Butte Irrigation District announced today at their regularly scheduled board meeting that July 20th is the final day for farmers to order water for the 2018 irrigation season.
Irrigation Systems Director James Narvaez stated that he expects the remaining surface water allotment of 25,786 acre feet to be used up by the end of July. As we begin the 2018 monsoon season the District was able to utilize captured stormwater from several storms over the last few days to both irrigate crops and direct into drains to aid in recharging the aquifer. These efforts continue to help the District manage the short water supply during the ongoing drought.
News and updates can be found throughout the irrigation season on the EBID website at www.ebid-nm.org, on our FaceBook page, or by calling the offices at 575-524-8003.