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Where the water flows into the ..., 17 Sept 2013 [cached]
Where the water flows into the lakes determines who gets to keep it, said EBID water engineer Phil King at a recent irrigation meeting. If it's from arroyos just above Elephant Butte Lake, most of it is likely to be attributed - for water accounting purposes - to water users farther north.
"The big picture is we certainly did improve by a few tens of thousands of acre-feet, but all that inflow into Elephant Butte probably will not be available to us because it probably will be credit water," he said.
Still, runoff that flowed into Caballo Reservoir will be credited to EBID, an El Paso irrigation district and Mexico users, King said.
"I feel terrible for the folks that got hit by the flooding, but it is bracing up our water supply a little bit," he said.
King, too, said that the key factor in easing the drought will be winter snowpack, the major source of irrigation water.
"This is nickels and dimes, but when you're broke, nickels and dimes help," he said.
Elephant Butte Irrigation District OPERATING AGREEMENT, 1 Jan 2008 [cached]
Phil King was brilliant as our technical advisor and hydrologist.
Dr. J. Phillip King, a Civil Engineering professor at New Mexico State University and consultant to EBID, stressed the historical importance of the agreement.
The last comparable irrigation year was ..., 3 July 2011 [cached]
The last comparable irrigation year was 1964, when 4 acre-inches were allotted, said Phil King, consultant water engineer for EBID. But that season actually lasted longer. This year, the water delivery was compressed into a smaller time frame, to make it more efficient, he said.
King confirmed the season will be the shortest-ever.
Irrigation district officials said a bumper snowmelt runoff that had been expected around the start of 2011 diminished sharply as the year progressed. There was less snow than expected, and much of the snow that was in place evaporated directly into the atmosphere or soaked into the ground before reaching the river, officials said.
In June, the runoff forecast was slated to be about 22 percent of average, King said.
"Ill advised" is what Gary Esslinger, ..., 17 Aug 2011 [cached]
"Ill advised" is what Gary Esslinger, longtime manager of the Elephant Butte Irrigation District, and Phil King, associate professor of civil engineering at New Mexico State University and a consultant to the district, both call the lawsuit. Phil King is no relation to Gary King.
Esslinger and Phil King say that's not true. They contend each irrigation district is allowed to carry over unused Rio Grande Project water from year to year under the new agreement, something that wasn't allowed before. They claim the state is counting those gallons twice, inflating the actual amount of water in the Rio Grande Project system.
Phil King agrees the agreement is good for El Paso irrigators.
Groundwater directly impacts surface ..., 10 July 2015 [cached]
Groundwater directly impacts surface water in the lower Rio Grande and vice versa, according to Phil King, New Mexico State University civil engineering professor and a consultant to EBID.
That led former Attorney General King to sue EBID, the El Paso irrigation district and the Bureau of Reclamation. King claimed the agreement left New Mexico deprived of water that rightfully belonged to the state - even if the irrigators in southern New Mexico were generally comfortable with an accord that let them continue pumping.
"The attorney general filing that suit was a direct trigger to Texas going to the Supreme Court," Phil King said.
The U.S. government decided to support Texas in its claim last year.
"If out of the court should come some draconian method for controlling groundwater use in New Mexico, that would be catastrophic for this area," Phil King said.
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