Belen Flood Problems Will Take Time To Fix

AS THE MONSOONS BUILD IN NEW MEXICO, SO DO FLOOD CONCERNS FOR RESIDENTS IN PARTS OF VALENCIA COUNTY. STATE REPRESENTATIVE ALONZO BALDONADO SAYS HE WITNESSED THE FLOODING THAT HIT PARTS OF BELEN LAST WEEK, THE KIND OF FLOODING HE REMEMBERS AS A CHILD. HE SAYS IT’S BEEN A LONG-TERM PROBLEM THAT’S GOING TO TAKE A LONG-TERM SOLUTION. HE SAYS THE DITCHES NEED TO BE FORTIFIED, BUT LAYING IN CONCRETE WILL HAVE TO DONE IN PHASES.

BALDONADO SAYS THE VARIOUS STAKEHOLDERS DEALING WITH THE ISSUE ARE WORKING ON A PLAN THAT WILL NEED FUNDING FROM THE LEGISLATURE TO PUT IN PLACE. HE SAYS HE HOPES THAT HAPPENS IN THE NEXT LEGISLATIVE SESSION IN 2019.

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