Flood Warning Ends, But Water Levels Are High In ABQ

Sep 14, 2013

A flood warning for New Mexico's largest city has been canceled as water levels for Rio Grande slow.

The National Weather Service said Saturday that the river is expected to crest at 6.5 feet. Flood stage is at 8 feet.

A day after parts of the state saw "life threatening" floods, Albuquerque officials were worried that runoff water in the Rio Grande could cause the river's level to rise up to 12 feet above normal. That would result in potential bosque flooding throughout the city and Bernalillo County.

Albuquerque Mayor Richard Berry is scheduled Saturday to outline details and possible emergency plans.

City officials have reopened bosque trials around the Rio Grande.

Some residents in Las Vegas and Truth or Consequence were ordered to evacuate Friday due to flooding.

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