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Water to be Released into Rio Grande

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Higher water will flow down the Rio Grande starting today

Cochiti Lake’s water storage plan has been changed this spring to let state and federal agencies try to determine the benefits of temporary high water releases on endangered species and wooded areas along the river.

 

Officials want a flow of 5,800 cubic feet per second for five days in the Albuquerque area in an effort to improve habitat for endangered species.

They say the peak flow represents about a two-year historical peak through Albuquerque.

Officials say that although that’s not unusually high, anyone near the river next week should be cautious.

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