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Spring rain frozen ground

March 26, 2015

Hard severe extended rainfall on solid frozen ground
is often recipe for flooding along the tributaries
of the Clinton River and drainage systems.

Frozen ground forces rain runoff into the stormdrain pipes
which are easily overloaded, causing backups in the system.
So far during March 2015 we have a LOT of sunshine.

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Spring Precipitation Forecast 2015

Spring Precipitation Forecast 2015


Spring Precipitation Michigan 2015

Spring Precipitation Michigan 2015

HOW to read the graph data
http://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/products/predictions/long_range/INTR.html

Hopefully people have updated their insurance policies and
followed up with FEMA representatives for the new maps.

My guess , my gut feeling, is that local governments did little
in response to our last flooding event. Many officials “”claimed””
everything functioned perfectly and nothing could be done about it.
The systems were built 50 years ago, the pipes buried long long ago.
It is now 2015 and everything is covered in concrete, asphalt, etc.

The rain drops no longer soak in the ground, they are rammed into an
inadequate system, poorly equipped to handle hard rainfall.
Hopefully a few projects offer a bit of relief, I have doubts.
Warren needs to be connected to The Interceptor project.


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