Rio Ruidoso - Big Flows in the Upper Canyon

Real Estate Agent with Weaver Real Estate 41855

With recent rains inundating New Mexico, Ruidoso recieved a good soaking for the 2nd week in September. Annual rainfall now totals about 16 inches, and at least 6 inches fell this past week, depending on location in Lincoln County.

The Ruidoso River in the Upper Canyon has flowed very heavy as a result of rains on the mountains west of town. We are fortunate that so far the bridges have held, and the river has not left it's banks. Many locals remember the big floods of 2008, where several bridges in Ruidoso were destroyed, and some homes in the Upper Canyon were damaged.

Here is a recent photo of the Upper Canyon - Ruidoso River flow, from bridge 2, located along Main Rd. 

Ruidoso River flows in the Upper Canyon


 The Youtube video footage of the Rio Ruidoso is shown here.

  For property listings in the Upper Canyon, visit Upper Canyon Community page.

Comments (2)

Kathy Schowe
California Lifestyle Realty - La Quinta, CA
La Quinta, California 760-333-8886

The rains have been causing all kinds of havoc in the west lately!  I love Ruidoso, but have not visited in years... need to remedy that!  Keep safe and dry!  Kathy

Sep 17, 2013 02:22 PM
Mary Weaver
Weaver Real Estate - Ruidoso, NM
Expertise & Knowledge in Ruidoso-Alto Real Estate

Thank you, Kathy.  I hope you are getting some rain there in Calif.

Sep 17, 2013 02:35 PM