The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Conchas Dam, in conjunction with the Arch Hurley Conservancy District, released irrigation water Tuesday. The water will flow in canals throughout Quay County and the Tucumcari area, according to Joe Martinez, a corps of engineers maintenance work leader.
“We released 200 cubic feet of water per second,” Martinez said.
J.J. Pacheco of the Arch Hurley Conservancy District said water in the canals should run about 8 to 10 feet high.
“We just want to let people know that they need to keep their children away from the canals,” Pacheco said. “Farmers should be able to access the water in one to two weeks.”