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Old 09-07-2010, 12:28 AM
 
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Greetings All.

I live in Bradenton, FL.

I have wanted to live in the desert areas of the U.S. since I was a kid. I am super cheap and super broke. As such, most of the land that I can afford seems to be in, or contain a dry wash. Some don't seem too deep. Others look like mini canyons. This is via Google Earth. I have not been to any of the properties.

My questions are:

How often do these washes flow or flood during the year? Are they as dangerous as I have read?

It seems like there are a lot of houses built in these areas. Is this a once every hundred year event, or am I taking my life in my hands? (...or both)

Thanks

MikeinBradenton
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Old 09-07-2010, 12:36 AM
 
Location: Declezville, CA
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Provide some coordinates so I can see what you're referring to. There are many forms of drainage in the desert areas.
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Old 09-07-2010, 12:46 AM
 
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Provide some coordinates so I can see what you're referring to. There are many forms of drainage in the desert areas.
Hi Fontucky.

Here are the corner points of the lot. It is off of Shelton Rd.

[FONT=Arial][SIZE=2][FONT=Arial]NORTH WEST CORNER: [/FONT][FONT=Arial]N34.1294º , W115.8786º[/FONT][/SIZE][/FONT][FONT=Arial][SIZE=2][FONT=Arial]NORTH EAST CORNER:[/FONT][FONT=Arial]N34.1293º , W115.8765º[/FONT][/SIZE][/FONT][FONT=Arial][SIZE=2][FONT=Arial]SOUTH EAST CORNER:[/FONT][FONT=Arial]N34.1283º , W115.8765º [/FONT][/SIZE][/FONT][FONT=Arial][SIZE=2][FONT=Arial]SOUTH WEST CORNER:[/FONT][FONT=Arial]N34.1283º , W115.8786º[/FONT][/SIZE][/FONT]
Thanks for the quick response.
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Old 09-07-2010, 01:17 AM
 
Location: Declezville, CA
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That is a drainage I'd be wary of. I'd do some historical flowage research before plunking down any money. The drop in elevation is some 850 feet from where it begins in that draw. It's too channeled looking to be an alluvial fan, IMHO.
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Old 09-07-2010, 01:21 AM
 
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That was what I was afraid of.

Thanks very much or your knowledge.
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Old 09-07-2010, 01:26 AM
 
Location: Declezville, CA
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Don't toss it out because of what I posted, by any means. I know the high desert, but nothing takes the place of seeing the location in person and doing a little digging into past rain events. I can only tell so much from overhead sat views.
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