Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Playing Fields To Double as Flood Control.

Byline: Steve Shoup Journal Staff Writer

Haynes Park Basin Also To Curb Contamination

Rio Rancho wants more parks.

Flood control officials want to keep the city's runoff from flooding Albuquerque's West Side. They also want to find a way to comply with federal efforts to cut contamination in stormwaters.

Roskos Field may be a partial solution to those problems.

The Southern Sandoval County Arroyo Flood Control Authority wants to borrow about four acres from Rio Rancho in Haynes Park to dig out a basin to hold flood waters from rare, intense rainstorms.

In exchange for use of the land, the authority would build playing fields and parking lots near N. …

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