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Event Details

Event Flash Flood
-- Flood Cause Heavy Rain / Burn Area
State NEW MEXICO
County/Area LINCOLN
WFO ABQ
Begin Date 08/20/2011 12:45:00 MST-7
Begin Range 5
Begin Azimuth NE
Begin Location RUIDOSO DOWNS
Begin Lat/Lon 33.37/-105.54
End Date 08/20/2011 14:15:00 MST-7
End Range 2
End Azimuth NE
End Location GLENCOE
End Lat/Lon 33.43/-105.43
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 0.00K
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative Heavy rains on the eastern half of the White Fire burn scar led to flash flooding along the Rio Ruidoso downstream toward Glencoe and Hondo. Radar estimates near 3 inches of rain fell in this area.
Event Narrative Emergency management reported the Rio Ruidoso out of its banks for a 6 to 10 mile stretch downstream of the White Fire burn scar. High water levels in the canyons and arroyos on the east and south side of the burn scar flowed into the Rio Ruidoso, causing it to flood. Debris from the burn area was piled up on the banks. Near mile marker 272.5 on Highway 70, portions of the Rio de Oso Trailer park was underwater.


All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
RUIDOSO DOWNS LINCOLN CO. NM 08/20/2011 12:45 MST-7 Flash Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 0.00K 0.00K