Albuquerque, New Mexico 2021-07-22 20:43:53 –
Jerry Lovato, executive engineer at the Albuquerque Metropolitan Arroyo Flood Control Department, said he was able to temporarily repair Arroyo on Wednesday.
“Whenever there is a lot of spills, it can damage the channel,” says Lovato. “This channel is quickly filled with water every time it rains.”
On Tuesday, the North Diversification Channel was filled with 8 feet of water. It was built to handle 200 years of rainfall intensity events.
During the storm on Tuesday, parts of the city approached it within a 15-20 minute time frame.
“In some areas of the town it’s about 1.2 inches, which corresponds to a storm of about 75 and 100 years,” he said.
The flood was terrible because of how much rain it rained in a short period of time.
“It was a fierce and fierce storm, so it was moving so fast that it threw away water and kept moving,” Rovato said. “Today, we see far more short-term, high-intensity storms than, for example, ten years ago.”
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