Elephant Butte Lake At Record Low Levels

From KOB-TV:

As the drought continues in New Mexico, water levels at Elephant Butte Lake State Park are also dropping.

According to the Bureau of Reclamation, the lake is less than 11% full. That’s about 190,000 acre feet.

While that doesn’t sound like a lot, it was enough for Adrian Ortiz and his pup.

"As long as we're able to have boats and everything else out here, it's still good enough to come out and have fun with the family,” said Adrian Ortiz, an Albuquerque resident.

Despite the drought, nearby businesses said they’re not seeing a lull in traffic.

"We have 20 rental craft and people take them out to, you know, three hours or sometimes all day. We'll probably do 40 to 50 rentals today,” said Neal Brown, president of Lago Rico.

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