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Guadalupe County reports heavy rain

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Guadalupe County was hit Wednesday by heavy rains, two months after the county was blanketed by hail in an early-July storm.

Rain fell in the county at rates of between 2 and 3 inches per hour, according to the National Weather Service in Albuquerque.

The Pecos River rose to more than 11 feet, the highest its been since at least 1986.

The county’s emergency manager said several roads were closed due to the flooding, and a dam in the county was threatened due to high water levels that sent chunks of concrete downriver. The dam was damaged in 1999 but never repaired, and this is the first time that became an issue, the emergency manager said.

Today’s forecast there calls for more rain.

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