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Welcome to the EBID Water Resource Information System (WRIS)

Elephant Butte Irrigation District

The Radio Telemetry Units (RTUs) of the Elephant Butte Irrigation District are constantly monitoring our Rio Grande River Stations, headings, checks, farm turnouts, and irrigation wells. Our Water Resource Information System (WRIS) Data Center is designed to bring transparency to our efficient utilization of what is without question our region's most precious resource: water.

The WRIS Data Center is open to our farmers who might wish to view information about their turnouts or irrigation pumps, to water managers in other water districts, to various government entities in the State of New Mexico, to the general public, and to interested hydrologists worldwide. Only a very few of our sites are restricted from the public, and, if you have a valid need to view even a restricted site you may write to jnarvaez@ebid-nm.org and request access.

If you are a new visitor to the EBID WRIS Data Center, you might wish to take a minute and review the information below so that you will understand its organization.

  • GIS Maps are provided so that you can get a clear visualization of where a site of interest is located in the District. The GIS Maps are a good way to get familiar with our irrigation system. Waterways and canals are clearly labeled. Parcels boundaries are visible and labeled at the appropriate zoom level.
  • Satellite Maps from both Microsoft Virtual Earth and Google Maps for each site location are also available to you.
  • The RTU Inventory page lists all active RTU sites by name. Use it when you are interested in a specific RTU site. You will find links that take you directly to that location on the GIS Maps and to the Site Interactive Data page where you may interactively view that site's data.
  • The Interactive Site Data pages contain some very useful information about the selected RTU. Here you will find the latest polls for all of that site's sensors, RTU info such as latitude and longitude, and interactive tools which allow you to access site data for the date range and sensor you specify. You may then download that information in .csv format straight to your hard drive for further analysis.
  • Regular users with logins may establish a Personal Library in which we will store your data queries and satellite map requests. If you have an array of RTU sites which are of ongoing interest to you, simply run your data queries once, then click Save Query, or if you have an array of favorite satellite maps simply view the maps one time and press the Save Map button. The Personal Library feature can save you hours of time over the long term.

The EBID website was designed and programmed by RCM Enterprises, LLC, of Las Cruces, New Mexico.

Data is available beginning June 1, 2006.

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