Record low flows on New Mexico’s Rio Grande

Record low flows on the Rio Grande at Embudo

Flow on the Rio Grande at Embudo in north-central New Mexico as I write this is measured at 156 cubic feet per second, which is the lowest for this date in history. And its quite a history – Embudo was the first gage installed by the USGS, back in the winter of 1894-95.

Note that I’ve switched to log scale for the graphs, which better distinguish the really flows. Of which 2020 is one.