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WGUS85 KABQ 220103 CCA  
FLSABQ  
FLOOD STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM  
702 PM MDT FRI APR 21 2017  
 
...THE FLOOD WARNING IS CANCELLED FOR THE FOLLOWING RIVERS IN NEW  
MEXICO...  
 
RIO OJO CALIENTE BELOW LA MADERA AFFECTING RIO ARRIBA COUNTY  
 
ABOVE NORMAL SNOWPACK AND WARM TEMPERATURES WILL CONTINUE TO CAUSE HIGH  
WATER FLOWS ALONG THE RIO OJO CALIENTE BELOW LA MADERA. THE RIVER IS  
EXPECTED TO FLUCTUATE JUST BELOW FLOOD STAGE FOR THE NEXT FEW DAYS  
BEFORE SLOWLY FALLING. MINOR FLOODING REMAINS POSSIBLE.  
 
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...  
 
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE AT  
WATER.WEATHER.GOV/AHPS2/INDEX.PHP?WFO=ABQ.  
 
STAY TUNED TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO OR OTHER MEDIA OUTLETS FOR THE  
LATEST INFORMATION ON THIS SITUATION.  
 

 
 
NMC039-220132-  
/O.CAN.KABQ.FL.W.0001.000000T0000Z-170426T0300Z/  
/LMDN5.N.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.NR/  
702 PM MDT FRI APR 21 2017  
 
THE FLOOD WARNING IS CANCELLED FOR  
THE RIO OJO CALIENTE BELOW LA MADERA.  
* AT 6:00 PM FRIDAY THE STAGE WAS 6.1 FEET.  
* FLOOD STAGE IS 7.0 FEET.  
* FORECAST...THE RIVER CRESTED BELOW FLOOD STAGE AT 6.4 FEET AND WILL  
CONTINUE TO FLUCTUATE JUST BELOW FLOOD STAGE FOR THE NEXT FEW DAYS  
BEFORE FALLING.  
* IMPACT...AT 7.0 FEET...FARM AND PASTURE LAND IS BEING INUNDATED, AND  
IRRIGATION CHANNELS AND GATES MAY BE SEVERLY DAMAGED IF HIGH FLOWS  
PERSIST.  
* FLOOD HISTORY...THIS CREST COMPARES TO A PREVIOUS CREST OF 6.4 FEET  
ON APR 21 1958.  
 

 
 
LAT...LON 3638 10603 3621 10602 3610 10614 3612 10615  
3625 10608 3638 10607  
 

 
 
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