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Los Lunas Valencia County News Newspaper Archives May 17 1973, Page 1

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Los Lunas Valencia County News (Newspaper) - May 17, 1973, Los Lunas, New Mexico Valencia county los Lunas . 87031 20 pages a 17, 1973 24-hour watch set As Rio Grande reaches 8,390 Mac Kim i he Vav a i or level in the Park cast of the Rio Grande Are los Lunas Village Marshall Bill place and Ernest Sanchez of the Middle Rio Grande conservancy District. The Bureau and the corps of engineers Are keeping a 24-hour watch on the River which is now flowing at 8,390 cubic feet per second. A series of Short blasts on fire sirens in los Lunas and Belen will warn residents if flooding starts. The Park East of Belen also received some overflow this week. An almost continuous string of dump trucks hauled thousands of Yards of Sand and gravel to levees East and West of the Rio Grande at los Lunas tuesday As the River reached 8,390 cubic feet per second and continued to fill Parks on the East Side of its Banks with Muddy water. Ernest Sanchez of the Belen division of the Middle Rio Grande conservancy District. Said a there s no immediate danger but the Bureau and the corps of engineers Are keeping a 24-hour a a i hings could change suddenly especially if the cold spell Breaks up North and the Snow starts helicopters and planes Are part of the patrol keeping an Eye on the River which has risen 1,390 cos since the weekend. Twenty one trucks were in service tuesday hauling the Sand and gravel to reinforce the levees which had been a scouring Quot out because of the water pressure from the River. Should there be flooding residents will be warned by Short blasts if the fire sirens in los Lunas and Belen Sanchez said. Kars radio in Belen is set up for emergency broadcasts and will be monitoring the East Valencia firefighters Assn. Radios. The association has set up an emergency plan in Case of hooding. Sanchez said that fortunately the heavy flow in the River is causing the Silt to move so that the River bed is becoming deeper. The request that residents stay off the levees is still in effect. Sanchez said people has been very cooperative since that request and Quot we appreciate i in cautioned motorists to be watching for flagman along nm-49 on either Side of the to. Lunas Bridge where the dump trucks a coming through with their heavy loads of san i and gravel. He asked that people using irrigation water be patient. The canals Are full of Silt a four drag lines have been working to Clear the irrigation canals. At Isleta the River i just below the Bridge and the Bureau is keeping tabs adjusting the irrigation Gates to provide Farmers with water As Well As keep the River flow adjusted. Ii several places logjam have had to be cleared. While the present How is above the 5,000 foot flood stage it is still below the capacity of the levees. However any significant change in the Snow melt up North could quickly bring it above capacity. Flood 3age is defined As the stage at w hich overflow of the natural Banks w ill begin to cause damage in the Vicinity of the gauge. Ban full stage is the stage corresponding to the Elevation of the lowest natural Bank of a Stream in the Vicinity of the gauge disregarding levees jetties or other manmade River controls. At Albuquerque the Rio Grande showed a ban full stage of 6.81, a plus .09 change and a 5570 cos How on Friday. By sunday 7,200 had been reached and on tuesday 8,390. Tabet lumber plans $2 million project Belen based Tabet lumber co has announced plans for construction of a $3 million Home improvement Center to be built on Albuquerque s West Mesa. Construction will be in two phases the first to begin next month. A we be been watching Albuquerque s growth for several years and see the Westside As having the fastest growing area in the City Quot said Nino Trujillo vice president of the firm and manager of the Bosque farms Home continued on Page 2 ii Quot in �1,.3 1a a a Quot 8 a a. H Tut rising Waters of the Rio Grande nearly reach theh no Leta where Charre made on the How. Valley residents Are keeping a close watch of the net and a Saffier few eco Tsas the River rises officials of Tabet lumber co. Study plans for the firms $3 million Home Center to be built on Albuquerque s West Mesa. From left Herman Tabet executive vice president Gloria Trujillo Secretary Nino Trujillo vice president Joe Tabet president and John Burwinkle accountant. Richard Tabet also a vice president was not present for the picture

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