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Drought hitting Elephant Butte State Park water levels

Drought hitting Elephant Butte State Park water levels Photo: Courtesy New Mexico Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department

The Associated Press
July 05, 2018 03:26 PM

ELEPHANT BUTTE, N.M. (AP) - New Mexico's severe drought is affecting water levels at Elephant Butte State Park.

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The water levels at Elephant Butte have dropped dramatically thanks to the lack of snow and rainfall in the Colorado Rockies.

Elephant Butte State Park marine enforcement officer Jacob Townsend says the park may have to close areas where visitors typical boat because of the water level decreases.

According to the Federal Drought Monitor, around 86 percent of New Mexico is under severe drought or worse. About 58 percent of the state is under extreme drought or worse.

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