• Re: Las Vegas, NM declares emergency, with less than 50 days of clean w

    From Another Democrat State Failure@21:1/5 to governor.swill@gmail.com on Sun Jul 31 08:03:09 2022
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    In article <t2kmk9$3mncl$114@news.freedyn.de>
    governor.swill@gmail.com wrote:

    Pelosi says that it is justly deserved because New Mexicans vote Democrat.

    The city of Las Vegas has declared an emergency over its water
    supply after the Calf Canyon-Hermits Peak Fire, the largest
    wildfire in New Mexico history, contaminated the Gallinas River.
    The city relies solely on water from the river, which has been
    tainted with large amounts of fire-related debris and ash,
    according to city officials.

    New Mexico Gov. Michelle Grisham said in a tweet that $2.25
    million in state funding has been made available to ensure
    residents receive access to safe drinking water.

    The city is currently relying on reservoirs which, at the
    current consumption rate, contain less than 50 days worth of
    stored water, according to Las Vegas Mayor Louie Trujillo.

    The large amounts of ash and turbidity in the river have
    prevented the city from being able to pull water from it, as the
    city's municipal water treatment facility is not able to treat
    the contaminated water, according to the mayor.

    The Hermit's Peak Fire and Calf Canyon Fire merged on April 27.
    By May 2, the blaze had grown in size and caused evacuations in
    multiple villages and communities in San Miguel County and Mora

    President Joe Biden issued a major disaster declarations for the
    New Mexico counties of Colfax, Mora and San Miguel on May 4.

    The fire resulted in the loss of federal, state, local, tribal
    and private property including thousands of acres of the
    watershed for the Gallinas River, the primary source of
    municipal water for the city and surrounding areas, according to
    the emergency declaration.

    The Gallinas River has resulted in thousands of acres of
    scorched forest, flooding, ash and fire debris.

    https://abcnews.go.com/US/las-vegas-declares-emergency-50-days- clean-water/story?id=87623219

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