In 2018 the city of Rio Rancho claimed it had property between Northern Blvd. and Ninth Avenue for an evaporation pond to prevent area flooding. Around this time the city also addressed they wanted local citizens to pay an outrageous $30,000-plus per year for 10 years inorder develope the infrastructure of the area.
Today, homes are being installed on the so-called location of the intended evaporation pond. The city says this land for the evaporation pond has not been sold and the pond is still planed. The temporary flood prevention berm is being removed and the city lowered the road in the flood zone area, increasing the chances of flooding. Again this clearly shows city of Rio Rancho is purposely flooding residents to push illegal agendas to tax residents more.