Santa Fe River flow possible, despite dry winter
City of Santa Fe watershed coordinator Brian Drypolcher speaks about a plan to shore up this historic erosion-control structure along the Santa Fe River on Wednesday. The work may lead to a delay of water releases into river from the municipal reservoirs upstream. Jane Phillips/The New Mexican
Santa Fe River releases possible, despite dry winter
A 1930s-era wall along the Santa Fe River was built to help control erosion. City officials plan to preserve the historic structure by stabilizing the river channel. Jane Phillips/The New Mexican
Posted: Thursday, April 18, 2013 10:00 pm
Updated: 10:33 pm, Thu Apr 18, 2013.
Despite a measly winter and lack of spring moisture, Santa Fe water managers expect enough mountain snowmelt will reach municipal reservoirs to allow a little to be released into the Santa Fe River.
Santa Fe River coordinator Brian Drypolcher said the city should be able to allow up to 320 acre-feet of water to bypass the reservoirs east of the city and flow down the river channel. The final determination of how much water is released will be based on runoff measurements and the city’s “living river” ordinance.
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Thursday, April 18, 2013 10:00 pm.
Updated: 10:33 pm.