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Why You Need to Report Flooding via 311 Online

posted Jan 27, 2012, 2:54 PM by Memorial Super Neighborhood   [ updated Jan 27, 2012, 2:55 PM ]
Drainage projects and street improvement projects with significant storm drainage components will be largely based on resident-reported data—that is how the city knows where the problem areas are.  The following is taken from the current draft of the CIP:

Storm Drainage Prioritization Weighting Factors (see Table 2.1 in the CIPPM):

 Capacity of Existing Storm Drainage System                   38%

            Design Event System Adequacy (40%)

            Extreme Event System Adequacy (20%)

            Reported “Non-Structural” Flooding (40%)


Existence of Structural Flooding                                      38%

            Reported “Structural Flooding” (65%)

            Flood Insurance Claims (35%)

Drainage Impacts to Mobility                                           24%

            Reported “Street Impassable” Flooding (50%)

            Reported Flooded Underpasses (50%)

 Thus for Drainage projects, self-reporting through 3-1-1 accounts for 63.90% of the prioritization weight (40% of 38% + 65% of 38% + 100% of 24%)

Reporting flooding lets the City know where the problems are and has a direct impact on approving drainage projects in our area.

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