The Elephant Butte Irrigation District (EBID) Board of Trustees set the official release and lump sum schedule for the 2022 irrigation season at a special Board meeting on April 21, said EBID in a press release.
A five-inch allotment was approved by the board. The board does not expect to approve any further increases in allocations after the start of the irrigation season.
EBIC will hold annual producer meetings as listed below. Meetings are open to the public and all irrigators are encouraged to attend.
- Monday, May 2: 8-10 a.m. Hatch Community Center, 837 W. Hall St., Hatch; 1:30-3:30 p.m.: Grapevine Event Center, 3900 W. Picacho Ave., Las Cruces, NM 88007
- Tuesday, May 3: 1:30-3:30 p.m.: Anthony Country Club, 2100 W. O’Hara Road, Anthony, NM
All EBID zones will be open to agricultural rate members to place their water orders on May 23.
the official water release date will be June 1st.
EBID’s Board of Directors continues to closely monitor all data related to the irrigation season, including spring runoff, climate trend forecasts and reservoir storage levels. To date, climate outlook models continue to predict drier and warmer than normal conditions. Agricultural producers should plan for a short water year.
Call EBID at 575-524-8003.
For updated information throughout the season, visit www.ebid-nm.org and follow EBID on Facebook. Contact EBID at for all your questions.