Flooding in New Mexico

New Mexico, for all the images of cactus and dry plains is no stranger to flooding. When the monsoon season hits the dry earth doesn’t soak in the rain and flash flooding is commonplace. The remnants of Hurricane Dolly, however, brought new records to the state.

an estimated 6.6 inches of rain fell in Ruidoso, N.M., over a 48-hour period. The state’s official single-day rainfall record of 2.3 inches was shattered when an estimated 4.6 inches fell there Saturday night and Sunday morning, the newspaper said.

New Mexico: Dolly Flooding

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