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Elephant Butte water district sets final water order date



The irrigation season is nearing its end and the Elephant Butte Irrigation District wants to remind farmers to put in their orders.

At the district’s board meeting on June 9, the board approved a final water order date of Friday, June 18. Farmers will have until the close of business at 4:30 p.m. that day to put their orders in.

They can place them either online through the Farmer Services tab on the website at ebid-nm.org or by calling the Water Records Office at 575-524-8003 from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

The district expects heavy demand for end-of-season water orders.

James Narvaez, EBID’s water master, said they must run farm deliveries “fast and furious” to deliver water efficiently while reducing seepage and evaporation.

The end of the irrigation season is June 30. Final water deliveries must be made by that date.