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April 08, 2020


Nate Lyday

Is this a highway or somehow otherwise Caltrans' right of way? If not, it's not for them to handle.


Yes, it's a state highway -- 82. Otherwise B'game Public Works would be on it fast.


Let’s just get on it- better to apologize than ask permission?


Joe - A lot of this is Caltrans' to fix no question.

But check out the catchment area of the drain in the photo. It's the entire long block of Newlands, Central and most of Crescent and Pershing Park. All of that surface water drains to this corner. That's a lot for just two drains to process.


If there were intermediate drains on the Burlingame part of the neighborhood this wouldn't be as big a problem. Same problem all the way up and down ECR.

For fun, check out how many drains the City has on Broadway. There's easily 50 on that short commercial section. No flooding there, but maybe a tad overdone.


As usual Bimmer, you have amazing insights to add. Thank you. When I walk the dog this afternoon I will just double check that the map doesn't miss any, but I'm betting not.

That explains the initial overflow perfectly. I still have the question of why 12 hours after the last rainfall and well after the gutters are dry there is such a large pool of water there. I'll bet a roll of Charmin that if we ran a camera down there we would see roots, debris or something partially clogging it up.

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