Residents near Petroglyphs concerned about bad weather

Posted at: 10/10/2013 10:11 PM
By: Danielle Todesco, KOB Eyewitness News 4

When clouds started forming over the metro Thursday, some Albuquerque homeowners were more concerned than ever before.

Their worry stems from the big storm in September that caused major damage to the homes that back up to the Petroglyphs.  Mud came flowing into their back yards, knocking over walls.

They have spent weeks getting the mud out.  Now, they are concerned that any rain will send more mud flowing down the hill and back into their yards.

"Literally the whole fence...ruined the whole fence.  We had to take out all the bushes of course and I'm afraid it's going to happen again because look at this.  You can see all the culverts that it has made since, it's just kind of dangerous," homeowner Christopher Sena said.

The City of Albuquerque met with the homeowners a few weeks ago.  Residents say they talked about ways to make their back yards safe by possibly digging out trenches to catch flooding and mud.  The problem is that it is federal land, so they might face more barriers making any changes.

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