Rainfall boosts water levels at Elephant Butte, Caballo lakes

Outlet: Las Cruces Sun-News

September 17, 2013

While not an end-all to the drought, it was a turnaround of sorts. “We got a lot more water – more than we’d normally have this time of year and certainly more than we expected it to have,” said John Mulcahy, mayor of Truth or Consequences. The surprise precipitation prompted celebration among plenty of farmers who rely upon the two reservoirs for their livelihoods, especially after this summer left the lakes at their lowest levels in nearly 50 years.