Elephant Butte Reservoir Release

Each year, El Paso Water Utilities announces the date when water is released from Elephant Butte Reservoir. As a result, the Rio Grande and area canals are expected to be flowing again for the summer irrigation season.

This year, surface water season will begin May 31st. Elephant Butte dam will begin flowing on that date, with an anticipated water arrival date, here in El Paso, either June 3rd or 4th. As of today, the season is scheduled to last through September and possibly into October. All personnel shall review EPFD procedures found in Volume 3, Section 4 – “Water Rescue”.

– Asst. Chief Carson

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