to SAVE our DAM WATER

DID YOU KNOW?

Evaporation is the number one cause of water loss in storage. Elephant Butte, the largest and most-used reservoir in New Mexico, currently sits in the middle of a desert. We can rethink how this water is stored to prevent precious water loss.

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LOW altitude and HIGH altitude reservoirs are not the same. Just a mere 3,000 feet in elevation can save 36% of water loss from evaporation.


IT'S POSSIBLE TO SAVE OUR DAM WATER

By storing water at higher elevations in New Mexico alone, between 40,000 and 85,000 acre feet of water can be saved.

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