Coming soon—YouTube video of impacted residents
Nancy Freeman's Introductory Comments:
We have a bad flooding problem in an unincorporated region of Sahuarita. Over 1,000 acres are being inundated with 6 inches to 3 feet of water—which translates to over 1,000 acre feet of water being wasted—at every monsoon storm event, The flood water is damaging homes and property of some 100 residents and obstructing access to their homes.
Some 30 complaints have been filed with Flood Control with the same response:
The contributing factors are
Complaints to Pima County Flood Control from 2001 to 2008 from this region
Culverts and Washes are silted up
All culverts on Sahuarita Rd are clogged—
Near Country Club
East of Country Club
All ditches along Sahaurita Rd. are filled in—
Ditches along Sahuarita Rd have disappeared,
This wash used to be deep enough to bury a car underwater
Shots of homes in Delgado Rd. Region
Santa Rita Rd. area
Rescue team had no vehicle that could withstand the water levels, they had to borrow a tractor-back hoe
It’s a tough way to go home after school
Home’s not quite the same….
Three different homes along Delgado
Water had entered porch during the night
Cleaning water out of the living room
Many backyards become inundated.