Clearing EB’s Delta Channel Begins

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Work to clear the Elephant Butte Delta Channel will begin Monday, January 18. The channel is located along the Rio Grande valley near Fort Craig, New Mexico to Elephant Butte Lake near South Monticello Point.
The New Mexico Interstate Stream Commission (NMISC) works with the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation each year to maintain the channel, which is constructed within the upper dry portion of the reservoir. The channel can be clogged with vegetation if it is not maintained because there has not been enough natural flow within its banks over the past few years due to the drought…