Friday, July 20, 2007

Gowanus in the Rain: Here Comes the Flood

Gowanus Flooding One

While we haven't gotten any reports of sewage geysers erupting in the streets in Gowanus as happened last year during an especially bad rainstorm, we did get these photos from Mirabelle Studios of flooding on Ninth Street between Second Avenue and the Canal. While the flooding has nothing to do with the Canal itself nor with the raw sewage that undoubtedly flowed into it in massive quantities on Wednesday, it does (again) show the tendency of certain spots in the neighborhood to flood. If you have any photos of flooding, sewage geysers or any other storm-related Gowanus issues, do send them along and we'll put them up.

Gowanus Flooding Two

Related Post:
Fourth Avenue After the Flood



Blogger Gary said...

This is a big reason (besides the industrial character) that I am concerned about more residential development in the Gowanus basin.

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