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Release Date: 09/17/13
Contacts: Theresa Herrera 505-954-2021    

Recent Rains Cause Flooding in Areas of the BLM Rio Puerco Field Office

Albuquerque, NM–The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Rio Puerco Field Office is advising the public that accessibility to some recreations sites have been impacted by the recent rains. 
Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument– A portion of the paved entrance road is down to one lane.  Please observe speed limits. The road to the Veterans Memorial Overlook is closed until further notice.
Guadalupe Ruins in Sandoval County – The ruins cannot be accessed because the road to Guadalupe Village is impassable.
Blue Water Creek in McKinley County – The road is down to one lane.
Cebolla Canyon with the El Malpais National Conservation Area – The road is muddy and may be impassable.
Other roads remain water logged and may create problems for low clearance vehicles, caution is advised. Roads are being worked on by several agencies and it may take some time before roads are fully accessible. 

The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, the most of any Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM's mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. In Fiscal Year 2015, the BLM generated $4.1 billion in receipts from activities occurring on public lands.

Last updated: 09-17-2013