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It depends on how the flooding occurs. If the property owner did something that altered the natural flow of water that caused it to divert and damage neighboring property that is an issue. Further, if local laws required the neighbor to take action to avoid water from flowing onto the neighbor's land and they filed to abide by the legal requirements they would be liable.
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For Las Cruces New Mexico the Land Development Code sets out the requirements for drainage and flood control.
This can be found at Chapter 34 – Drainage and Flood Control
If you have any questions with regard to Flood Control requirements you can contact
J.D. Padilla, CFMFloodplain Administrator(###) ###-####br />*****@******.***
Or contact the City at
700 North MainLas Cruces, NM 88001(###) ###-####/p>
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