Weather Warning

AREAS AFFECTED : RIO ARRIBA

...The flood warning continues for the following rivers in New 
Mexico... 
Rio Ojo Caliente Below La Madera affecting Rio Arriba County 
Above normal snowpack and warm temperatures are causing flooding 
along the Rio Ojo Caliente below La Madera. The river will flucuate 
around flood stage through the weekend due the increase in snowmelt 
during daytime hours. 
The Flood Warning continues for 
The Rio Ojo Caliente Below La Madera. 
 
* until Tuesday evening...Or until the warning is cancelled. 
 
* At  7:00 AM Friday the stage was 6.4 feet. 
 
* Flood stage is 7.0 feet. 
 
* Minor flooding is forecast. 
 
* Forecast...The river will fluctuate around flood stage and continue to 
rise to near 7.1 feet by Tuesday morning. The river will fall below 
flood stage by late Tuesday morning. 
 
* Impact...At 7.0 feet...Farm and pasture land is being inundated, and 
irrigation channels and gates may be severly damaged if high flows 
persist. 
 
* Flood history...This crest compares to a previous crest of 7.2 feet 
on Jun 29 2000. 
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