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Science, climate, weather and water from a New Mexico perspective

For a day, a river Grande

Rio actually momentarily Grande
Rio actually momentarily Grande. John Fleck/Journal
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After Friday night’s epic storm, flows on the Rio Grande peaked at 3,070 cubic feet per second at the Central Avenue bridge in Albuquerque at around 10 a.m. this morning. To help make sense of that number for those of you who aren’t river nerds, that is the highest flow on the Rio Grande at Central since the spring runoff in 2010. It’s already dropping rapidly, but here’s what it looked like this morning for one brief, shining moment:

You can follow the monsoon season’s peaks and declines in close to real time at the USGS gauge.

As the storm moved south, there also were some impressive flows on the Rio Puerco and on the Rio Grande near Bosque Farms.

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