New Mexico Pueblo Receives $11 Million in Flood Relief

July 31, 2012

A New Mexico pueblo hit by flooding after a wildfire scorched the area is receiving $11 million in federal assistance.

The grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency goes to Santa Clara Pueblo for mitigation and restoration efforts.

Pueblo Gov. Walter Dasheno had been pressing federal officials to release funding that will help the tribe repair roads, remove debris and build infrastructure to control runoff from the burn scar of last year’s Las Conchas Fire.

Dasheno declared another disaster earlier this month following new flooding.

The $11 million covers 75 percent of the cost to remove sediment from the pueblo’s boundaries.

Topics Flood Mexico

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