New Rockford Transcript - Official Newspaper of Eddy County since 1883

City of New Rockford issues emergency declaration


November 11, 2019

At its regular meeting on Nov. 4, the New Rockford City Commission issued a flood emergency declaration.

After the early October blizzard, city crews spent days clearing two feet of snow from the city streets. They opted to push and pile the snow rather than haul it out.

As the snow melted, water from fall flooding impacted the city's systems. Public Works Superintendent Bruce Hirchert noted that there is still plenty of water infiltrating the sewer system. Even though the lift stations are handling the load, he may request an emergency discharge of the lagoons if necessary. He had just c...

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