Alamogordo to get $6M for flood relief

Created: 06/15/2014 11:34 AM
By: The Associated Press

ALAMOGORDO, N.M. (AP) - The city of Alamogordo is getting millions of dollars in federal funding to help restore a lake damaged by the aftermath of wildfires.
New Mexico Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich announced Friday that the city will receive more than $6 million from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
The grant will go toward clearing out debris and sediment that flowed into Bonito Lake.
Monsoon rains caused extreme flooding and runoff that went into the lake.
They say the flooding was an effect from the burning of the Little Bear Fire in 2012.
Alamogordo owns the lake, which is actually located in Lincoln County north of Ruidoso.
The lake is used for drinking and recreation.

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