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Flooding impacting residents in Ojo Caliente

56 Views  Â OJO CALIENTE, N.M. — Water levels in the Rio Ojo Caliente are rising to flood alert criteria. One resident’s ranch is submerged in water as the melting snow pack up north continues to raise water levels. “I’m afraid that the river will jump over there and make the river

Evacuations ordered after flooding on the Navajo Nation

81 Views  Â CHINLE, Ariz. — Navajo Nation officials ordered evacuations Sunday for some residents of Chinle after floodwaters filled washes and overflowed berms and dirt dams. They said many residents are refusing to leave, however, because they want to protect their property and livestock.

Jemez River continues to rise as flood warning is extended until Tuesday

61 Views  Â A flood warning has been issued by the National Weather Service for areas of the Jemez River above the Jemez Pueblo. The National Weather Service says warm temperatures will begin to melt snowpack and increase the flow of the Jemez River. Overbank flooding of the river can be expected

Emergency declared for severe flooding in Sandoval County

79 Views  Â SANDOVAL COUNTY, N.M. — The Sandoval County Commission declared an emergency in the Jemez Corridor due to severe flooding. Levels have risen quickly on the Jemez River between the Jemez Pueblo and Jemez Springs, according to the National Weather Service.

Navajo Nation to receive federal aid for severe flood damage

44 Views  Â WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) — The Navajo Nation is set to receive federal emergency aid to help repair damage caused by severe flooding during a series of storms earlier this year. President Joe Biden on Tuesday granted a disaster declaration for the largest Native American reservation in the U.S.,

New Mexico in Focus considers lessons from drought, fire, and flood

141 Views  Â This week, New Mexico in Focus considers the lessons that drought, fire, and flood taught us in 2022.  Laura Paskus sits down with New Mexico State Forestry’s Collin Haffey and Staci Timmons with the New Mexico Bureau of Geology & Mineral Resources to talk about fire, post-fire flooding, and also the state’s