Page 54 "Existing storm runoff facilities at the airport consist of a network on inlets and concrete pipe which outlet through 42 and 84 inch pipes into the Scott Filed Storage Basin. This retention basin has recently been enlarged to hold 57 acre feet of water and is designed to contain all storm runoff from a 50 year storm. Water is released from the retention basin directly into Bayou Texar through a 30 inch pipe."
Is that the same 30 inch pipe that caused the Piedmont flood?
Where does that 30 inch pipe run?
Page 54 "All stormwater runoff from the airport surface area +/- 1200 acres is collected and retained in the Scott Field Storage Basin"
Page 83 "As the airport is expanded, the drainage system will be expanded to assure that all runoff water will continue to be collected and retained in the Scott Field Storage Basin. This storage basin has the capacity or can be expanded to retain the expected increased runoff....
"The basin should also be managed to insure its maximum usefulness by enlarging its storage capacity as required, by shaping and grassing the sides and bottom of the basin and by constructing temporary dikes to separate the area that is actively being mined from the area intended to hold runoff."
1975 Airport Master Plan
Lets see what could have changed at the airport since 1975:
- New terminal?...Yep
- New rental car facility?....Yep
- New General Aviation Development?...Yep
- Runway expansions?...Yep
- New parking decks?...Yep
- New and expanded parking lots?...Yep
- Expanded Apron?...Yep
- New Fire Station?...Yep
- New FAA and Tower facility?...Yep
And does it have the same 30 inch pipe?
Lets see if the following has occurred:
- Have the sides been shaped and grassed routinely?
- Has the pit been enlarged as required?
THIS ISSUE GOES BACK DECADES AS THE GRANT PREVIOUSLY POSTED STATES.
Hayward was just the one left without a seat when the music stopped.
The City waited until they found someone else to pay for it but it was just a little too late for the residents of Piedmont.
Reynolds Puts on Restore List
This stormwater issue is City wide with many issues. I will continue to discuss these issues next week.