KVIA – Socorro residents file suit over September flooding

Were homes in Socorro intentionally flooded to save another neighborhood?

That’s the allegation made by those filing a lawsuit.

Residents argue an earthen dam along Stockyard Street was diverted after Storm 2006. They claim this was done to keep the flow of water upstream from Sparks and Horizon City from flooding the new Valley Ridge neighborhood below it. But residents downstream say that caused heavy flooding of an older Socorro neighborhood at Patti Jo and Arlene Circle.

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