A large portion of the rain that falls on the west face of the Sandia Mountains eventually drains across Albuquerque's east mesa to the Rio Grande River. What once was an interconnected array of natural drainage courses, or arroyos, are now concrete lined channels and asphalt roadways. Not only have the paths changed in material and shape but the entire interaction the water has with the land has changed. But when it rains... is a look at Albuquerque's current relationship with the stormwater, the infrastructure that contains it, and the communal spaces they inhabit.
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