Salt Lake City, Utah
Released On: April 30, 2004
Monday, May 17 6:00 PM Civic Center Auditorium, 425 W. Fourth Avenue, Truth or Consequences, NM
Tuesday, May 18 6:00 PM City Hall Council Chambers, 200 N. Church St ., Las Cruces , NMÂ
Wednesday, May 19 6:00 PM Chamizal National Memorial Conference Room, 800 S. San Marcial, El Paso , TX
As drought persists in the upper Rio Grande Basin , Elephant Butte and Caballo Reservoirs of Reclamation's Rio Grande Project are at their lowest storage levels since 1979. Reclamation predicts that at the end of this year's irrigation season, the storage levels will fall to their lowest levels since 1971. Farmers of the Elephant Butte Irrigation District, El Paso County Water Improvement District No. 1, and Mexico will receive less than a full irrigation water supply this irrigation season because the Rio Grande Project water supply remains low and spring runoff predictions continue below average. Last year (2003), the Rio Grande Project water users were allocated only 34 percent of a full supply. The current allocation for the Rio Grande Project water users is 30 percent of a full supply for irrigation. Reclamation revises the allocation on a monthly basis as snow pack runoff reaches the reservoirs.
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