Alamogordo seeks to restore lake damaged by 2012 fire

May 14, 2018

ALAMOGORDO, N.M. (AP) — A southern New Mexico city is working to restore an area lake damaged by a 2012 wildfire.

The Alamogordo Daily News reports Alamogordo City Commissioners approved last week a key $72,000 change order to the Bonito Lake restoration project.

Officials say the project required more signage along the haul route for additional safety.

Bonito Lake, used for drinking water and recreation, was damaged after the Little Bear Fire broke out in June 2012. The lake is owned and maintained by the city of Alamogordo but it is located in Lincoln County, just north of Ruidoso.

Nearby debris and sediment from the fire flowed into the lake after monsoonal rains caused heavy flooding from the fire’s burn scar.

The debris clogged the pipeline that Alamogordo utilized as a water source.


Information from: Alamogordo Daily News, http://www.alamogordonews.com

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