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Do not drive cars through flooded areas. The water depth and road condition may be unsafe. Additional information is available at https://water.weather.gov/ahps2/ Stay tuned for further updates by listening to NOAA weather radio... or your local radio and TV stations.

Flood Warning

Flood Warning issued April 22 at 12:33PM MDT by NWS Albuquerque NM

...The Flood Warning is extended for the following rivers in New Mexico... Rio Chama Below Chamita affecting Rio Arriba County. .Snow melt and increased reservoir releases will cause the river flows to become high. Expect minor flooding downstream from the dam. * WHAT...Minor flooding is forecast. * WHERE...Rio Chama below Chamita. * WHEN...From Tuesday morning until further notice. * IMPACTS...Properties in the flood plain along the Rio Chama and near the junction of the Rio Ojo Caliente will see water in their yards. Impacts can include bank erosion and damage to wells and septic tanks. These impacts will increase in severity at higher river levels. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS... - At 12:00 PM MDT Monday the stage was 5.7 feet. - Bankfull stage is 5.5 feet. - Forecast...The river is expected to rise above flood stage tomorrow morning and continue rising to a crest of 6.2 feet early Wednesday afternoon. - Flood stage is 6.0 feet. - Flood History...This crest compares to a previous crest of 6.1 feet on 07/26/2001. - http://www.weather.gov/safety/flood

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Rio Arriba, NM

Flood Advisory

Flood Advisory issued April 22 at 7:05AM MDT by NWS Albuquerque NM

...The Flood Advisory continues for the following rivers in New Mexico... Rio Chama Below Chamita affecting Rio Arriba County. .Snow melt and existing reservoir releases will cause the river flows to become high. Expect elevated flows downstream from the dam. * WHAT...Flooding caused by snowmelt continues. * WHERE...Rio Chama below Chamita. * WHEN...Until further notice. * IMPACTS...At 5.5 feet, the Rio Chama is bankfull. Properties immediately adjacent to the river upstream of the bridge on SR-74 and especially near the junction with the Rio Ojo Caliente may see water encroach onto low lying areas. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS... - At 6:00 AM MDT Monday the stage was 5.6 feet. - Bankfull stage is 5.5 feet. - Forecast...The river will rise to 5.9 feet Wednesday morning. It will then fall to 5.8 feet early Thursday morning. It will rise to 5.9 feet early Thursday afternoon. It will then fall to 5.8 feet Thursday evening. It will rise to 5.9 feet Friday evening. It will then fall again and remain below flood stage. - Action stage is 5.5 feet. - Flood stage is 6.0 feet. - http://www.weather.gov/safety/flood

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Area
Rio Arriba, NM
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