MAN MADE VOLCANO BY I-40 TO HELP IN FLOOD CONTROL Albuquerque dentist
A 43-year, 33 million dollar water diversion project to prevent flooding in the south valley was completed with the construction of a water volcano at 98th Street and I-40. This was all the work of the Albuquerque Metropolitan Arroyo Flood Control Authority (AMAFCA).
The last phase included 4,000 feet of concrete channel that replaced a sandy arroyo which was deteriorating and threatened I-40 and some residences north of the highway.
Runoff water will pass through the channel, into a pipe, and exit at the mouth of the volcano. The water would be sprayed 12 to 16 feet into the air in a heavy runoff. The water would run down the sides of the volcano, and follow a channel to the Rio Grande.
An article on the man-made volcano in the Albuquerque Journal can be read by clicking here.
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