Bernalillo County

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Albuquerque/Bernalillo County Joint Hazard Plan Updated

11:57 AM
Tom Thorpe, O (505) 314-0403, C (505) 414-0485 -

Bernalillo County – The Albuquerque/Bernalillo County Hazard Mitigation Plan remains open for public review and comments.  The deadline for public comment is March 21.

The Albuquerque/Bernalillo County Hazard Mitigation Plan describes hazards that could threaten the Albuquerque-Bernalillo County area such as floods, wildfires, or severe weather; analyzes their potential impacts; and identifies ways to reduce impacts through long-term, sustainable mitigation projects.

Bernalillo County, the City of Albuquerque, the Village of Los Ranchos de Albuquerque, and the Village of Tijeras are participating in this project to reduce losses from future disasters, in cooperation with the Albuquerque Metropolitan Arroyo Flood Control Authority (AMAFCA), the Middle Rio Grande Conservancy District (MRGCD), and the Albuquerque/Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority (ABCWUA).

To facilitate public review and comment public access is available at:

The online comment form is accessible at:

Please contact the City of Albuquerque Office of Emergency Management at if you have any questions or comments.  

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About Bernalillo County
Bernalillo County is 1,160 square miles and is New Mexico’s most populous county with more than 676,000 residents. Bernalillo County government provides a wide range of public services to residents who live in Albuquerque, Los Ranchos and Tijeras and the 111,000 residents who live outside the village and city limits in the unincorporated areas of the county.  Bernalillo County employs approximately 2,500 people and has an annual operating budget and capital investments of more than $650 million. Elected officials include five county commissioners, assessor, clerk, probate judge, sheriff, and treasurer.


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