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Rio Rancho

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Rio Rancho, Sandoval County, New Mexico, United States (35.23338 -106.66447)

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Name: Rio Rancho topographic map, elevation, relief.
Coordinates: 35.17992 -106.86521 35.39625 -106.56700
Minimum elevation: 4,977 ft
Maximum elevation: 6,700 ft
Average elevation: 5,656 ft

Rio Rancho

Rio Rancho is in an arid climate due to its location in the rain shadow of the Sandia Mountains to the east and the Continental Divide to the west. Rio Rancho receives 8.90 inches of precipitation annually on average, although the western portion of the city receives slightly more rain and snowfall due to its higher elevation than the more densely-developed eastern portion of Rio Rancho.

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