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NM Flood Hazards

The NWS provides a list of the types of flood hazards that affect the US as part of their Flood Safety Awareness Week. In New Mexico we’re susceptible to Flash Flooding, River Flooding, Burn Scars/Debris Flows, Ice/Debris Jams, Snowmelt, Dry Wash and Dam Breaks/Levee Failures. Check our their website to learn more

History of NM Flooding

The National Weather Service has a page dedicated to every state’s flood risk and history of significant flood events. New Mexico’s page includes floods from as long ago as 1941 to as recently as 2008. The NWS also has a page dedicated to monsoonal flooding here in New Mexico.