Understanding Water Drainage
Our community infrastructure includes a water conveyance system on both private and public land. Water conveyance systems (curbs and gutters, catch basins, storm drain pipes, culverts, ditches, detention ponds, etc.) are typically designed to convey runoff from “every-day” or minor storm events. They are not designed to move or filter excessive amounts of water that are associated with larger or micro-burst storms.
|Throughout Washoe County year-round isolated storms accumulate large amounts of precipitation, in one location, in short periods of time called micro-bursts.These micro-bursts lead to urban flooding.