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Elephant Butte Reservoir Evaporation Study and Data from IAS-2020-0017

We utilize the WRF model coupled to a 1-D energy-balance lake model, WRF-Lake, to simulate evaporation across Elephant Butte Reservoir. Through our modeling efforts, we calibrate WRF-Lake and develop reservoir-average estimates of evaporation between February 1994 through January 1996.
Generation Effort Applied Science Tools Project Number IAS-2020-0017: Estimating Open-Water Evaporation from Elephant Butte Reservoir using the Weather, Research, and Forecasting Model
Themes Water
Tags Evaporation, Heat Storage, WRF-Lake
Reclamation Project
Reclamation Program WaterSMART

Location Information

Location Description
Location Tags Rio Grande River Basin
Location Parent
State(s) New Mexico
Unified Region(s) Upper Colorado Basin
Timezone MT
Elevation 4,383 ft
Vertical Datum EGM96
Coordinates (lat, long) See Location Details
Horizontal Datum WGS84