Movie:Rio Puerco Flood damage in San Francisco

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Rio Puerco Flood 2013 damage

Key Attributes

Domain: terrestrial, hydrology
Keywords: dryland rivers, arroyo systems, levee break
Model name: Animation model name
Name: Irina, Overeem
Where: Rio Puerco, New Mexico, USA
When: September 13-17th 2013

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Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), Under graduate (13-16), Graduate / Professional

Statement: Damage sustained from the Rio Puerco Flood in September 2013

Abstract: This is a local news clip from Koat News, Alberquerque, New Mexico. It documents the damage that the small town of San Francisco sustained due to the flooding of the Rio Puerco in September 2013. The Rio Puerco is a tributary to the Rio Grande in New Mexico. It is a dryland river and has streamflow only when there is major rain fall in its drainage area. In September 2013 an exceptionally high water occured, and the Rio Puerco overtopped its arroyo system and broke a levee. The water ran into farm fields and damaged homes and local roads. One resident shows the water level rose over 2ft in his house.




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