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The 2021 irrigation season begins just a few days from now on June 1, and the Elephant Butte Irrigation District wants to remind farmers to get their water orders in before the water starts flowing.
Water will be flowing in canals by June 2. As a reminder, the flat rate irrigation weekend is scheduled for June 5-6.
Flat rate irrigators should have their turnouts and ditches cleaned and ready.
“We must work together to be as efficient as possible with the little surface water available during the expected 35 day irrigation season,” the irrigation district stated in a news release.
Farmers can contact the district at 575-524-8003. Water orders can also be placed online via the farmer services tab at www.ebid-nm.org.