Algodones residents to discuss flooding solutions

Created: 08/06/2014 8:55 AM
By: Nikki Ibarra and Elizabeth Reed, KOB Eyewitness News 4

People who live in Algodones are invited to weigh in about flooding issues at a public meeting Wednesday night.

Last month, heavy monsoon rains brought a flood that damaged several homes and properties in the town. The Middle Rio Grande Conservancy District said the incident was a result of water coming off of a mesa, filling the ditch up with dirt and creating the overflow. 

Sandoval County officials unanimously approved an emergency declaration for Algodones on Monday, which will allow the county to apply for federal disaster funding.

Algodones residents say they're used to flooding every time there is heavy rain, but they don't want to deal with it anymore.

A few people told KOB Eyewitness News 4 that the water just needs to be controlled so it doesn't flow so quickly.

The meeting will take place at 6:30 p.m. at the Algodones fire station.

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