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Overflow into Red Run 2012

July 27, 2012

How much rainfall is needed to create a “discharge event” into the
Red Run Drain which flows into the Clinton River – less than 1 inch.

The official name for the Kuhn Retention Basin is :
The Southeastern Oakland County Sewer District System (SOCSDS)
Twelve Towns Retention / Treatment Facility (RTF)

~~~~~~~~~~~~ Click on the images below ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Macomb Red Run Drain Discharge

Macomb Red Run Drain Discharge


DEQ Red Run Drain Discharge

DEQ Red Run Drain Discharge

We all know it has rained since May, but nothing shows up
on the Macomb County Health website or DEQ website.
Oakland County is supposed to report to Macomb County
regarding discharges into the Red Run Drain aka Clinton River.

What is odd that LAST YEAR in 2011 lower amounts of rainfall triggered
reporting of discharge event i.e. ( under 1 inch of rainfall )
https://redrundrain.files.wordpress.com/2011/11/so-far-this-year.jpg

The intensity and duration of the rainfall is what may trigger
a discharge to occur into the Red Run, not necessarily
just an “X” amount of precipitation.

The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality ( DEQ ) issues the discharge
permit for the George W. Kuhn Drain Retention Treatment Facility
located at 1400 Ajax Drive, Madison Heights, Oakland County, Michigan 48071.

This allows collection and treatment of water overflow discharges to the
Red Run Drain, in Section 6, Town 1N, Range 12E, Macomb County.

See Links below
https://redrundrain.files.wordpress.com/2012/07/kuhn-rtf-red-run-drain.jpg
https://redrundrain.files.wordpress.com/2011/10/north-south-drains-red-run.jpg
Forty-two major storm drains were disconnected and reconnected
from 12 different towns to the North and South drains.

REMEMBER when you look at official websites for Red Run info
The official name for the Kuhn Retention Basin is :
The Southeastern Oakland County Sewer District System (SOCSDS)
Twelve Towns Retention / Treatment Facility (RTF)

http://www.deq.state.mi.us/csosso/events_by_entity.asp?lstEntity=108&cmdSubmit=Submit

http://macombcountymi.gov/publichealth/EH/Documents/SewerOverflows2012.pdf



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