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Flooding behind Chimborazo Playground

July 11, 2011 7:48 am by


This was sent in after Friday night’s rain:

Historically, this alley has periodically flooded during very heavy rain storms. Chimborazo playground, the entire playground, drains to this drain. It’s a bad city design, now made worse because of the new plaza/patanque courts. They seem to have eliminated the drain that used to run around the park house.

In addition, the city has blocked off the drain in the alley. They used a metal plate and cement to block the drain, apparently to prevent the debris from the construction of the patanque courts from getting into the storm drain system.

Attached are two images, one from midnight, and one from 8 a.m. this morning. The water is receding, but very slowly.[…] Obviously they knew better than to park there last night, but basements and cars have been flooded in the past.


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