Rain fall increases eastern NM lake levels

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – Recent rains have left lakes in eastern New Mexico in much better shape.

According to the state parks department five days of storms last week raised Conchas Lake’s elevation by a foot and a half.

At Ute Lake, the level rose by two and a half feet.

The rainfall could also significantly improve crops including wheat and hay and could enhance prospects for the first cotton crop in 10 years out east.

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