Flood Statement
Issued by NWS Albuquerque, NM

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WGUS85 KABQ 201934
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Flood Advisory
National Weather Service Albuquerque NM
134 PM MDT Sat Apr 20 2024

...The Flood Advisory continues for the following rivers in New
Mexico...

  Rio Chama Below Chamita affecting Rio Arriba County.

.Snow melt and existing reservoir releases will cause the river
flows to become high. Expect elevated flows downstream from the dam.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Caution is urged when walking near riverbanks.

If you are in the advisory area, remain alert to possible flooding
or the possibility of the advisory being upgraded to a warning.

Additional information is available at www.weather.gov/abq.

The next statement will be issued Sunday morning at 1000 AM MDT.

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134 PM MDT Sat Apr 20 2024

...FLOOD ADVISORY FOR SNOWMELT REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL FURTHER
NOTICE...

* WHAT...Flooding caused by snowmelt continues.

* WHERE...Rio Chama below Chamita.

* WHEN...Until further notice.

* IMPACTS...At 5.5 feet, BANKFULL STAGE.  PROPERTIES IMMEDIATELY
  ADJACENT TO THE RIVER UPSTREAM OF THE BRIDGE ON SR -74 AND
  ESPECIALLY NEAR THE JUNCTION WITH THE RIO OJO CALIENTE MAY SEE
  WATER ENCROACH ONTO LOW LYING AREAS.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...
  - At 1:00 PM MDT Saturday the stage was 5.6 feet.
  - Bankfull stage is 5.5 feet.
  - Forecast...The river is expected to remain steady below flood
    stage at 5.7 feet.
  - Action stage is 5.5 feet.
  - Flood stage is 6.0 feet.
  - http://www.weather.gov/safety/flood


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         Fld   Observed        Forecasts (12 pm MDT)
Location Stg   Stg   Day/Time  Sun   Mon   Tue

Rio Chama
Chamita  6.0   5.6   Sat 1 pm  5.8   5.8   5.9



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LAT...LON 3608 10615 3610 10611 3606 10607 3603 10610


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