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Santa Cruz Lake manager on flood watch from Jaroso burn scar

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Posted: Tuesday, July 16, 2013 6:00 pm | Updated: 12:04 am, Wed Jul 17, 2013.

Thousands of Northern New Mexico gardeners and farmers who depend on the small Santa Cruz Lake for irrigation water were already having a tough year due to drought. Now they face the high likelihood of major damage to the lake, dam and irrigation works from debris, ash and floods expected from a nearby wildfire burn scar.

The Jaroso Fire has burned more than 11,000 acres in the Pecos Wilderness. Rain on the west side of the burn scar is expected to wash logs and debris into Santa Cruz Lake and could flood small downstream villages, such as Cundiyó and Rio Chiquito, north of Santa Fe. Storm runoff from the burn scar could also affect the upper Pecos Canyon.

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