All is not ready on the firing line. The firing line being the bridge at Regency Heritage Park.
If standing on the bridge leading to William Collier Elementary School
Under the bridge peaking out of the garbage from the trolls point point of view
and looking down range, to the southeast on the right (the side the school is on), is a MS4 channel “Municipal Separate Stormwater Sewer Systems” or storm drain or System designed or used to collect or convey stormwater (including storm drains, pipes, ditches, etc.) leading to Grand Avenue which collects stormwater from the mountains to the south of the park.
Approaching Grand Ave.
Another look towards Grand Ave.
Looking back towards the park
It also collects run-off from the rural area between Grand Ave, Union St. as far south as Sheila Lane
Heading towards Grand Ave and Sheila Ln.
While standing in the same spot if one looks to the left (up the hill towards the houses) is a flood channel coming off of Palomar Street.
Looking towards Palomar St.
Another look towards Palomar St.
The channels are on property owned by Riverside County EDA and listed as part of the City of Wildomar’s drainage system on the Santa Margarita River Watershed MS4 Facilities Map.
If one looks straight ahead towards the end of the park one sees what I have referred to as the “Rabbit Hole”
The rabbit hole, discharge point from Bryant St. Drain Stage 1
Which is owned and maintained by Riverside County Flood Control and Water Conservation District RCFC&WCD which collects run-off from as far south and east as Mission Trail, Bryant St. and the pit called Marna O’Brien Park.
All three of these systems combine to bring you
After only 3/4 of an inch of rain had fallen overnight.
Sedco Bryant St. Drainage from hills west of Grand Ave. after 3/4 of an inch of rain.
Unnamed channel from Palomar after 3/4 of an inch of rain.
With the current condition of the bridge trolls housing we end up with this
Water accumulated before the bridge to the school. Poor Bridge Troll
Which leaves behind this
All the sediment in the channel will end up here once again
After many man hours countless thousands of dollars and months later it still looks like this on Opening Day.
The morning of opening day. Work on the parks began in October of 2013
When Mother Nature pulls the trigger and releases her next load of measurable rain down range the City of Wildomar will not be ready on the firing line