Now that the unofficial opening weekend of summer has come and gone with Memorial Day, when about 100,000 people descended on Elephant Butte Lake State Park, it’s a great time to visit the state’s largest body of water.
With a water level higher than it has been in years, the lake is a glittering, beckoning oasis loaded with all types of recreational opportunities for everybody in the family, said Beth Wojahn, spokeswoman for the New Mexico Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department.
With a water surface area of almost 12,600 acres, the water level sits at about 4,340 feet, creating a storage amount of just under 500,000 acre-feet, which is only a quarter of capacity but the most since 2011, she said.
But with such a large body of water, there is plenty of space, even on holiday weekends, Wojahn said.
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