Welcome to the EBID Water Resource
Information System (WRIS)
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.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
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.
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
- Regular users
with logins may establish a Personal
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.
is available beginning June 1, 2006.