Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham signed an order Tuesday that declared a state of emergency in Sandoval County because of flooding of the Jemez River.

Sandoval County issued an emergency/disaster declaration in the Jemez Corridor as a result of severe flooding on April 13.

Late Monday afternoon, the Sandoval County Office of Emergency Management reported that it is closing its operation center in the Jemez Corridor. While snow melt influenced by the warmer temperatures exists, conditions appear favorable for no flooding emergency.

While the river has receded, continued action is necessary to fix damage caused by last week’s flooding.

The designation by Lujan Grisham makes $750,000 in state emergency funding available for response measures. The order states: “The funds shall be expended for the resources and services necessary to avoid or minimize economic or physical harm until the situation becomes stabilized.”