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Old 05-18-2015, 10:52 PM
 
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Been following the news on the rains and floods in the region. How bad has it been lately, particularly in the western/Colorado City area?
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Old 05-19-2015, 10:04 AM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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I have never seen rains like this in all my years living in the springs! However the rains have also exposed how poor the roads are in this city. Darn shame the voters will never vote to improve infrastructure in this town.
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Old 05-19-2015, 10:15 AM
 
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In my neighborhood (off 8th st), there haven't been any floods, except for the intersection in front of the Walmart shopping center that always floods after a heavy rain. I had a little seepage in my basement during the previous bout of rain due to a drainage problem off the roof, which I worked on correcting during the few days of dry weather we had last week. One of my neighbors has had a contractor lined up for 2 months to fix a minor roof leak, but they've been unable to come in and do the work because of the constant rain. The established plants in my garden have been growing like crazy, but I haven't made much progress on putting in annuals or preparing a new planting bed because of the rain. I lost a few annuals I had in patio pots during the storm the weekend before last when it hailed and snowed on them before I could get them under cover. The hail wasn't nearly as destructive as the storm we had last year which totally shredded many of the trees around here, not to mention people's roofs.

On the positive side, I think the wildflowers are going to be beautiful this year and I don't think we're in any danger of drought or wildfires for a while!
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Old 05-19-2015, 11:17 AM
 
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And here I was thinking I needed to keep a close eye on the water bill due to the semi-arid climate.
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Old 05-19-2015, 12:04 PM
 
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Don't worry, the weather will change. Right around the creeks the water is a potential danger - lots of trail damage by the creeks, and they've expanded their banks in some places. Away from the flood zone, it is just quite wet but no real damage or danger. But yeah, potholes everywhere.
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Old 05-19-2015, 12:11 PM
 
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So potholes will be the only major concern, hopefully. Thats fine, it'll be like I never left New York. I'll finally be arriving in about 2 weeks, so I'm hoping the huge storm front will finally leave by then. Of course that probably means I'll be driving right through it....
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Old 05-19-2015, 12:35 PM
 
Location: Downtown Co Springs
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Please plan on voting for storm water improvements when you get here. We need all the help we can get to pass that.
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Old 05-19-2015, 12:36 PM
 
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Please plan on voting for storm water improvements when you get here. We need all the help we can get to pass that.
And pothole repairs too! Got my vote there already!
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Old 05-19-2015, 12:45 PM
 
Location: Southwestern, USA
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So my friend convinced her husband to just sleep thru the night for once...
wrong night...8 inches of water in their daughter's basement on Chey Rd near Cresta...
north side, so not directly on Cheyenne Creek.
He was getting up 1 am, 3 and 6 to take care of many properties they own!

I listened to a moderatley heavy rain from 11pm-6:30 at least!

Wasn't that Richard Skorman's agenda ...stormwater/ infrastucture and all that?
Oh well.

Haha! Do I ever remember the pot holes in '84-5 on the LIE, etc...before I moved here!
(To my NYer buddy.)
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Old 05-19-2015, 12:55 PM
 
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Haha! Do I ever remember the pot holes in '84-5 on the LIE, etc...before I moved here! (To my NYer buddy.)
Here's the scary thing: THEY"RE STILL THERE.
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