Monday, December 20, 2010

It's the Regulations, Stupid, Part 3

Here in San Diego, we can't clean our storm drains.
Flood-control work across San Diego is stuck in the mud after a court ordered the city to stop for failing to do the proper environmental review...

The main hazard is flooding of lowland areas such as Sorrento Valley and Chollas Creek — an issue that pops up every rainy season. City crews want to clean out muck and plants that slow the flow of water and cause it to overtop storm drains. But they need a host of environmental agencies to sign off on the work, and the slow process has hampered efforts to reduce the backlog of clogged areas.
Awesome. Once upon a time, we built interstate highway systems and large hydroelectric dams. Now we can't even manage to clean out our storm drains.

1 comment:

Dean said...

A year and a half ago, I stood on the observation deck of the Parker Dam and wondered the same thing.