With the Las Conchas Fire last year, most were fearing the worst when it came to storm water runoff.
It certainly was bad but not as bad as it could have been, said Ralph Ford-Schmid from the NMED Department of Energy Oversight Bureau.
They definitely felt it at Bandelier National Monument as one thunderstorm caused a massive flow down Frijoles Canyon. Sandbags saved the visitor’s center from extensive damage.
There were floods at Santa Clara Pueblo, Dixon’s Apple Orchard, Peralta Canyon, the Valles Caldera and another that caused a flash flood near El Rancho.
In all, there were 13 flood events, Ford-Schmid said.
And how would he classify last year’s events?