August 2, 2007

Topic: DrainageNews - Many problems at root of Fauntleroy flooding - West Seattle

Many of the streets in the neighborhood remained unpaved and without drainage until the 1960s and '70s, said Sahba Mohandessi, project manager for Seattle Public Utilities. RoseWater Engineering, a consulting firm hired by Seattle Public Utilities, discovered that a nearby hillside had been covered with a plastic material with a layer of landscaping bark on top. Obstructions in the pipes let so little runoff water into the drainage system that there isn't enough water to scour the inside of the pipe. He attended a public meeting last week at the Southwest Branch of the Seattle Public Library to discuss the Fauntleroy flooding problem. It is on the hill above us, almost in the backyard of the church The flooding that occured in the Californa Street neighbor hood certainly contributed to the volumne of water that overwhelmed our homes here south of the ferry dock on Fauntleroy Way SW & Brace Point Drive, which is about 1/2 of a mile away from the situation at California strret. read me

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