Elephant Butte Dam


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Elephant Butte Dam,

main unit of the Rio Grande project of the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation on the Rio Grande, SW N.Mex.; completed 1916. The dam, with its large reservoir, is used for flood control, hydroelectric power, and irrigation. The project was involved in a water-rights dispute between the United States and Mexico that was settled by a treaty in 1906.
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Irrigated agriculture (approximately 200,000 AF/year) and the 1906 treaty with Mexico, that guarantees Mexico the first 60,000 AF/year from Elephant Butte Dam, commit virtually all of the Rio Grande's flow.(17) Urban water needs have been met by ground water contained in Texas portions of the Hueco Basin east of the Franklin Mountains and from Texas portions of the Mesilla Basin north and west of the pass at El Paso between the Franklin Mountains and the Sierra Juarez.
The Bureau of Reclamation retained control of the water level and adjacent Elephant Butte dam operation.
Reclamation Service, who believed that the failure of Austin Dam "was caused by an upward pressure on the base of the dam." After visiting the disaster site, Davis expressed concern about the possible effect of uplift on the service's Elephant Butte Dam, a concrete gravity structure more than two hundred-feet high to be built across the Rio Grande in southern New Mexico.
Baldwin, "Excavation for Foundation of Elephant Butte Dam," Engineering News 73 (Jan.
The silvery minnow is currently found only in the middle Rio Grande from Cochiti Dam to the headwaters of the Elephant Butte Dam in New Mexico, a stretch of the Rio Grande that represents approximately five percent of the minnow's historic habitat.
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A man died after his vehicle washed into a ravine covered in mud near the Elephant Butte dam, probably on Friday during flooding, said Sgt Emmanuel Gutierrez of New Mexico State Police.
downstream of the Elephant Butte Dam, between users in Texas and New
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Report on the changes in regimen of the Rio Grande in the valleys below since the construction of Elephant Butte Dam, 1917-1932.