EBID Debuts New SCADA Website

Posted by Karen Ray on December 7, 2020 10:28 PM

What is more important than water resources in a drought? Not much, and Elephant Butte Irrigation District’s SCADA Systems Department Director Patrick Lopez has created a new website at https://www.ebid-scada.org, to provide a wealth of water and weather information in […]


EBID Predicts Grim Outlook for 2021 Water Season

Posted by Karen Ray on October 15, 2020 6:45 PM

“We’re getting into a position where we’re going to have to make some difficult decisions” noted Dr. Phil King at Elephant Butte Irrigation District’s monthly board of director’s meeting on October 14.  King, a civil engineer, is the District’s water […]


USDA Announces Direct Assistance Program to Farmers

Posted by Karen Ray on May 21, 2020 8:55 PM

Attention EBID Members, Elephant Butte Irrigation District is passing along information that may be helpful to farmers. On May 19, the USDA announced, “U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced details of the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP), which […]


Canal Cleanup and Safety

Posted by Karen Ray on April 29, 2020 5:47 PM

During this time of extra care and societal distancing, EBID’s essential ditchriders are still fulfilling their critical role of managing irrigation orders and driving canals to ensure there are no safety or maintenance problems. The District’s hundreds of miles of […]


On-Farm Water Conservation Irrigation Efficiency Workshop

Posted by Karen Ray on February 5, 2020 5:03 PM

This informative workshop co-sponsored by NMSU and EBID is scheduled for February 22, 2020, Hernandez Hall, Room 103, NMSU – Las Cruces Campus. Click the link for full information: https://nmsu-engineering.zohobackstage.com/On-FarmWaterConservationIrrigationEfficiencyWorkshop Workshop topics to include: Crop Irrigation Needs and Optimizing Delivery, […]


EBID Board of Directors Election Results

Posted by Karen Ray on December 10, 2019 5:49 PM

Elephant Butte Irrigation District’s Board of Directors met Monday, December 9th to canvass the votes from the December 3rd election for six Board positions. Each member of EBID’s nine-member Board is elected for a four-year term and represents one of the District’s […]


EBID Begins Piping Project – Picacho WHEN

Posted by Karen Ray on December 6, 2019 5:36 PM

EBID’s employees have installed many miles of pipeline across the District. This winter they’ve begun work on another section, the Nusbaum Lateral, that is part of a larger, grant-funded project called the Picacho WHEN. Piping the entire 2634 feet of […]


Goatscaping? Are You Kidding Me? Naah!

Posted by Karen Ray on October 2, 2019 8:50 PM

The Green Machine Goat (and sheep) herd are ready to go. Link to read the story online: http://www.desertexposure.com/stories/goatscaping,2260 Posted Tuesday, October 1, 2019 12:17 pm They are 24/7 eating machines.” JAKE PERRAULT OWNER OF GREEN MACHINE GOATSCAPING By Karen Ray       […]


EBID Rhythms Change with the Seasons

Posted by Karen Ray on September 18, 2019 4:39 PM

The first day of fall is only days away. Ask many southern New Mexicans what their favorite season is and you’ll generally hear a resounding, “Fall!” It brings the smell of roasting green chiles, beautiful thunderstorms noisily ushering out the […]


Growing Pecans in the Desert Southwest

Posted by Karen Ray on August 24, 2019 5:03 PM

(The following article is from Irrigation Leader, September, 2019, pgs 30-32. You may read the entire issue at http://irrigationleadermagazine.com/vol-10-iss-8/) The climate of the desert Southwest is ideal for growing pecans, and the region produces roughly one-third of all pecans grown in […]