- Associated Press - Thursday, July 28, 2016

LAS VEGAS, N.M. (AP) - Low flow levels in the Gallinas River have prompted Las Vegas officials to impose water restrictions in the northeast New Mexico city.

The Las Vegas Optic reports (https://bit.ly/2atryK5 ) that water restrictions that went into effect Monday only allow city water customers to water their outdoor vegetation three days a week and prohibit the washing of cars except at car washes. Water customers are also asked not to fill pools or turn on fountains that don’t recirculate water.

City Manager Richard Trujillo says the decision comes after the city’s latest water report shows that the Gallinas River flow was at 2.096 million gallons a day last week. During the same week last year, the river flow was 19.851 million gallons a day. He says the restrictions are proactive.

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Information from: Las Vegas Optic, https://www.lasvegasoptic.com



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