CROWNPOINT, N.M. (KRQE) - Officials with Homeland Security and Emergency Management have confirmed that the dam in Crownpoint, earlier said to break sometime Sunday evening, is not in any imminent danger.
Just before 6:30 p.m. Sunday the National Weather Service issued an alert that the dam was expected to break sometime between 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. Sunday.
Captain Steven Nelson with Navajo Police spoke to KRQE News 13 shortly after that alert was issued and explained that that was not the case.
Nelson said that while there were concerns about an earthen dam, crews had built a spillway to relieve pressure and have water pumps going.
Esteban Lujan with Homeland Security and Emergency Management said that they had sent someone to the area to inspect the dam, and determined that there was no imminent danger.
At this time there are no evacuations in effect for the Crownpoint area.
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