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Our Land: Urban Flood Control

Our Land Urban Flood Control

May 10, 2019 – On this month’s episode of Our Land, we visit with engineers from the Albuquerque Metropolitan Arroyo Flood Control Authority. AMAFCA was created in 1963 to protect life and property, and for decades it moved water as quickly as possible out of the city and into the Rio Grande.

Since the 1980s, things have been changing, due to the need to comply with water quality regulations. One of the keys to cleaning the water is slowing it down. And now, instead of seeing stormwater as a nuisance, it can be a resource. Ideally, it could be slowed, cleaned and used in irrigation canals. Or, the flood control agency and the drinking water authority can work together, to let water percolate into the ground to help restore aquifer levels.

Guests:
Jerry Lovato, executive engineer
Nolan Bennett, field engineer

Our Land: Clean Water Rules

Our Land Clean Waters Rule

February 8, 2019 – In an arid state like New Mexico, all of our waters are critically important. Even the smallest streams and most remote wetlands. This month for Our Land, Laura Paskus takes is from high in the Sandia Mountains to down along the Middle Rio Grande to learn about why “temporary” waterways are so important – and also why they’re at increased risk.

Keep up with our coverage on the Our Land Facebook page and YouTube channel.

For Further Reading:

Revised Clean Water Rule leaves out most of NM’s waterways – Laura Paskus, New Mexico Political Report