Roswell fish rescued after flooding

ROSWELL, N.M. (KRQE) – People in Roswell found themselves saving fish, displaced by the record breaking rainfall this weekend.

The Parks and Recreation Department says the pond located at the Golf Course got so full, more than 50 gold fish and perch were flushed out of their home.

Some got trapped in small puddles and others in the weeds.

“They had washed into the river here and then when the water receded they were caught in the little pools floundering,” Elaine Mayfield, Parks and Recs Director said.

Workers were able to rescue a majority of the fish, but about 10 did not make it.

They say if they wouldn’t have found them when they did, most of the fish would have died. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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