Flood risk continues across NM

Updated: 09/14/2013 1:55 PM | Created: 09/14/2013 1:23 PM
By: staff

Flood warnings and watches persist across the state on Saturday.

This afternoon, a flood advisory has been issued for Catron and Cibola counties as storms dump heavy rain near El Malpais National Monument.

Grant County is under a flash flood warning as a 5-foot wall of water is heading down the middle fork of the Gila River toward Gila Hot Springs. Heavy rains have raised the river by 15 feet in the Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument area, according to forest officer Andrea Martinez.

Central Socorro County is under a flood warning until 4:30 p.m., with river gages rising at Rio Puerco near Bernardo and Rio Grande near San Acacia.

Northern Valencia and McKinley counties are also under flood warnings until 2:45 p.m.

A flash flood watch continues for the Albuquerque metro area, where another inch of rain is expected to fall on Saturday. The city received 3.55 inches of rain over the past 24 hours.

For up-to-date weather information, visit KOB's weather page and stay with KOB Eyewitness News 4 and for more information as it becomes available.

Flooding in Cibola County on Saturday morning.
Photo: Courtesy: Undersheriff Tony Mace

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