Stadium Bowl Floods, Don’t Forget to Rake Your Leaves

Unless you just flew back into the state this morning, there's no possible way you missed the last night's epic downpour. Both Schuster Parkway and I-705 northbound were closed for hours, with standing water up to four feet deep in some places. 

And Stadium Bowl flooded. The bowl drained pretty quickly, and little damage was done, other than to the section of landscaping that gave way under the weight of water, but it was pretty impressive to watch.

Thanks to Donald Turnbaugh for capturing this moment, and sharing it with us.

Very little could have been done to control such an overwhelming volume of water falling from the sky in such a short period of time, but it's still a good reminder to get those leaves out of the gutter in front of your house, and clean out your gutters.


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Ian Hand

I remember practicing down there once during an epic downpour. Watching water cascade down those steps from inside the bowl is quite a sight.

November 10, 2014 at 11:41 am / Reply / Quote and reply

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JDHasty

“Very little could have been done to control such an overwhelming volume of water falling from the sky in such a short period of time, but it’s still a good reminder to get those leaves out of the gutter in front of your house, and clean out your gutters.”

It is also a good reminder for government officials of the importance of maintaining local infrastructure.  It does little good to keep leaves off the storm grates if the catch basin and conveyance are filled with silt and debris.

November 10, 2014 at 3:53 pm / Reply / Quote and reply

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