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Flood Commission

Jim Goton

Flood Commissioner
Mr. Goton was appointed Flood Commissioner by the Governor of New Mexico in April of 2014.

Travis Atwell

Flood Director
575-740-1247
tatwell@sierraco.org

Subject to the approval of the Board of County Commissioners, there is created the office of County Flood Commissioner in each county through which runs any river or stream which is subject to flood conditions destructive to property or dangerous to human life. County Flood Commissioners shall be appointed by the governor to serve for a term of two years, or until their successors are appointed and qualify, and they shall each receive a salary of one dollar ($1.00) a year payable from the county flood fund.

County Flood Commissioners may inspect rivers and streams in their respective counties where flood waters are liable to cause damage to property or life and in their discretion cause to be constructed and maintained dikes, embankments, dams, ditches or other structures or excavations necessary to control such flood water and protect life and property in their counties against loss and damage.

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