March Update – 2021 Water Year Outlook

Posted by Karen Ray on March 22, 2021 3:41 PM

(Contacts:  Gary Esslinger EBID Treasurer-Manager and Dr. Phil King –  jpking@kingengr.com) The 2021 water year is shaping up to be a very difficult one for the Rio Grande Project (RPG) which provides river water to Elephant Butte Irrigation District (EBID), […]


EBID Sets Flat Rate Irrigation Schedule

Posted by Karen Ray on May 14, 2020 4:11 PM

Elephant Butte Irrigation District set the flat rate irrigation schedule during yesterday’s Board of Directors meeting. This year’s 14-inch allotment allowed them to set aside two weekends for EBID members who own small tract acreage to irrigate: May 30-31 and […]


Water’s Coming!

Posted by Karen Ray on May 12, 2020 10:51 PM

Water’s coming, better prepare the canals! No, these aren’t the spoofed lyrics to an old rock and roll song. It’s a reminder that irrigation season in the Mesilla and south valley is imminent. The District is pushing hard to finish […]

EBID, Rio Grande, Agriculture, New Mexico, Irrigation

Canal Cleanup and Safety: A Cautionary Tale

Posted by Karen Ray on June 3, 2019 8:04 PM

Elephant Butte Irrigation District’s irrigation season has officially started and it’s time for a vital safety and maintenance reminder concerning the canal system. First, safety! Folks of all ages can feel the irresistible call of cold water running down an […]


EBID Flat Rate Irrigation Weekend June 8-9

Posted by Karen Ray on June 3, 2019 7:04 PM

Elephant Butte Irrigation District’s Flat Rate (Small Tract) Irrigation Weekend is set for this coming weekend, June 8-9. Remember, flat rate accounts are defined as less than two acres of land owned within EBID boundaries with water rights and paid […]


EBID Sets Official Initial Water Allotment

Posted by Karen Ray on April 11, 2019 2:51 PM

Elephant Butte Irrigation District’s board of directors set an initial surface water allotment of six inches (6”) for the 2019 irrigation season during their regular monthly meeting on April 10. Dr. Phil King, EBID engineering consultant, stressed that this is […]


Irrigation Efficiency Workshop

Posted by Engineering on December 20, 2018 10:40 PM

Register for the On-Farm Water Conservation Irrigation Efficiency Workshop to be held on the New Mexico State University Campus at Hernandez Hall, Rm 103 on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019. For course Registration Details visit: professionaldevelopment.nmsu.edu/courses or call (575) 646-7852. Topics include […]