New Mexico Permanent Drought Update

Five weeks ago, the morons at the LA Times warned that New Mexico would never recover from the drought.

As an extended drought bakes the West, nowhere are ravages of changes in the climate worse than in New Mexico.

Aug. 6, 2013

But nowhere is it worse than in New Mexico. In this parched state, the question is no longer how much worse it can get but whether it will ever get better — and, ominously, whether collapsing ecosystems can recover even if it does.

Chuck Jones, a senior meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Albuquerque, said even the state’s recent above-average monsoon rains “won’t make a dent” in the drought; deficits will require several years of normal rainfall to erase, should normal rain ever arrive.

In New Mexico, water levels in the once-mighty Rio Grande are so low that it is often referred to as the “Rio Sand.” In some parts of the state, officials fear ecosystems are collapsing.

New Mexico is the driest of the dry – latimes.com

And five weeks later, New Mexico is flooding

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Bandelier National Monument experienced two large flood events, one late afternoon Thursday, Sept. 12 and the other this morning.

Flooding in Frijoles Canyon prompted Superintendent Jason Lott to close the monument for the safety of visitors due to debris on trails and the potential for flooding throughout the weekend.  Bandelier staff will begin clean-up efforts as soon as rains subside and hope to re-open the monument by Monday, Sept. 16.

Los Alamos Daily Post | Your locally owned community news source…

  • State Parks Temporary Closures:  Morphy Lake, Coyote Creek, Brantley Lake, Elephant Butte Lake main boat ramp.  Open with possible debris issues:  Santa Rosa Lake (risen 20 feet in last 48 hours), Sumner Lake (+ 24 feet last 48 hours), Conchas Lake (+ 5 feet last 24 hours).  Other temporary closures possible as necessary.  (3:51 p.m.)
  • Rio Grande is at 8 feet, 1 foot below flood stage at Otowi between Pojoaque and Los Alamo, National Weather Service reported just before 3 p.m.  Also warning people to stay away from the river from San Felipe downstream through Bernalillo County as flood surge expected.  (3:30 p.m.)
  • West Road in Los Alamos is CLOSED.  All other roads in Los Alamos County are open. Los Alamos County crews will continue to deal with all flooding and road issues by priority. NMDOT also has crews on site to clear any rock fall on Main Hill Road. Please be patient as we work through the issues and avoid travel if possible.

KASA – Rains cause evacuations, flooding in NM

Is there no way to shut these climate nincompoops up?

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10 Responses to New Mexico Permanent Drought Update

  1. jack b :-) says:

    Chain them to a post on a floodplain.

  2. Jimbo says:

    Both droughts and floods in the same area are entirely consistent with the speculative clap trap of CAGW. What a load of shit.

  3. scizzorbill says:

    As long they are paid to spew bullshit, expect bullshit to continue.

  4. Aard Knox says:

    “Is there no way to shut these climate nincompoops up?”
    I doubt it. A few years ago the government of New South Wales instructed its Natural Resources Commission to examine and report on the river red gum (Eucalyptus camaldulensis) forests along the Murray river (code for “Give us an excuse to shut down the viable timber industry”).
    They sent a team of academics down our way to find excuses that would please their political masters.
    This was during a protracted drought – not the worst in history but enough to cause our farmers some anxiety. Most of us yokels knew the trees had evolved to handle drought (the same species grows along ephemeral water courses in the deserts.
    The NRC reckoned the trees were doomed.
    They were obsessed with the threat of droughts due to climate change (the phrase was used more than 240 times in the body text of the 336 page final report) and ignored the fact that river red gums survive even in central Australia.
    Now we have a national park and a severely handicapped economy. Only the treehuggers are happy.

  5. Andy DC says:

    We have loaded the dice for summer drought and summer storms that have gone on since the beginning of time.

  6. Andy Oz says:

    Henry the VIII asked the same question about Sir Thomas More. Didn’t end well.
    Fortunately we have freedom of speech so we all can continue to call these people out when they spout bullshit. Just as we did here in Australia with Julia Gillard and Tim Flannery. Keep up the great work Steven. Social media is overtaking the Lamestream media. Creating viral memes in that space destroys the propaganda of the totalitarians and the sheeple who follow them.

  7. gator69 says:

    I miss the real Chuck Jones, his imposter sucks…

    http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=PEo0Bxs7IOA

  8. Ed Caryl says:

    Droughts and floods in New Mexico, sometimes simultaneously, (in different locations) are completely normal. It’s always no rain or too much rain.

  9. * * Is there no way to shut these climate nincompoops up? * *

    Yeah,

    Cut off their generous funding by the “Big Oil” folks, et al!

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