When It Rains It Pours: Record Rainfall And Drought In New Mexico

Sep 16, 2013

Credit National Weather Service

KUNM Call In Show 9/19 8a: Does record rainfall over one week's time make up for years of extreme drought? How did drought conditions impact the behavior of flooding? And what does this whopper series of a storms mean for rivers and streams and people who live near them in New Mexico?

Damage to Forest Road 141 south of Reserve, NM.
Credit Gila National Forest

We'll hear from reporters and state officials and we'd like to hear from you! Email callinshow@kunm.org, post your comments online, Tweet to @KUNMNews, or call in live during the show. 


  • Gregory Myers, Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management
  • Shawn Bennett, National Weather Service
  • Heidi Krapfl, Epidemiology and Response Division, Department of Health
  • Dennis McQuillan, Drinking Water Bureau, Environment Department
  • Laura Paskus, Journalist, New Mexico In Depth