From Journal Publishing Co., April 21, 1987
Linda and Dick Israels of Colorado walk along the swollen Jemez Creek near the Soda Dam north of Jemez Springs Monday. Gilbert Sandoval of the U.S. Forest Service’s Jemez District Ranger Station said snow runoff is 25 to 30 percent above normal this year and is expected to last another two weeks. Sandoval cautioned visitors to be careful around swollen streambanks, noting the district already has had one drowning this spring. A 20-year-old Albuquerque man was killed last week in a tributary of the Jemez when he was swept away while attempting to cross a stream. The combination of fast flows and icy water can make stream crossings treacherous, Sandoval said.