More Silver City Flooding

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San Vicente Creek PanoWell, we’ve been clamoring for rain for the last 6 months now, and we finally got some here in SW New Mexico this week. I woke up yesterday to the sound of raindrops falling on the roof, and I thought to myself, “Here we go again.”

Fortunately, we weren’t hit as hard as on Tuesday and on Friday, though I was out an about with emergency response personnel on Saturday as a precaution. I want to give it up for the firefighters, EMTs and especially law enforcement officers who worked their tails off this week because of the rain. I know a lot of off-duty and reserve personnel were called in to assist, and they were definitely needed. However, I think it’s a testament to their great training and hard work that nobody was reported injured as a result of the flooding this week.

If you can pick up a copy of Saturday’s Daily Press, I’d recommend it for the coverage. The staff came together in a great way Friday to put together a good edition for our subscribers, and I think it showed. We should have more coverage this afternoon, so stay tuned.

You can find pictures of the flooding after the jump – way too much to display on the front page. Click “there’s more” or directly on the title of this post to see them.


Gold Street
Low visibility looking north toward Gold Street from the Recreation Center when the rain first started.

The Big DitchThe Big Ditch
The Big Ditch was flowing something fierce.

San Vicente CreekSan Vicente Creek
San Vicente Creek intersects Broken Arrow Road south of Silver City several time – this was where the worst flooding occured.


Cottonwood and Grandview
This was a creek crossing near the intersection of Cottonwood and Grandview, up in the Indian Hills Subdivision.

Cottage San RoadCottage San RoadCottage San Road
Just north of Silver City, along Cottage San Road, the creek was causing problems for residents Friday. Saturday morning there was another inch of rain, causing this type of scene along the creek system for the second straight day.

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