Falcon Dam to Lower Water Release Amount

Friday, July 30, 2010 - 8:35am

The amount of water released from Falcon Dam is being lowered, but flood waters from Hurricane Alex and a category 1 storm are stilling making it down the Rio Grande river.

Now the International Boundary and Water Commission says it will be reducing the flow rate from 60,000 cubic feet per second down to 49,000 cubic feet per second. They are planning to get the rate down to 42,000 cubic feet per second by next week.

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