Posts Tagged ‘flooding’

Bloomingdale Residents Furious Over Tunnel Construction Plans

After Bloomingdale got walloped by flooding from storms last year, DC Water came up with a medium-term fix that involves digging a Metro-sized tunnel under First Street NW between now and 2016 to store stormwater. Now, residents of one block in the neighborhood are finding that the solution's as bad as the problem.
Flagler Place NW [...]

City Plans to Use McMillan Site to Divert Bloomingdale Floodwater

Earlier this afternoon, the mayor's office sent out notice that a mystery announcement would take place tomorrow morning at the McMillan Sand Filtration site on North Capitol Street, at which Mayor Vince Gray and others will reveal and break ground on a "major infrastructure project."
But Mike DeBonis beat them to it—the revealing, that is, not [...]

Sorry, Bloomingdale. You’re Not Out of the Water Yet.

Residents of Bloomingdale: Don't start celebrating just yet. You may have emerged from Hurricane Sandy unscathed, but that doesn't mean your flooding problems are solved.
The storm's minimal impact on Bloomingdale was, according to DC Water's Alan Heymann, "a question of mathematics," not a reflection of a fix to the neighborhood's chronic flooding issue.
"We got a [...]

McMillan Development: Underwater Again?

Last week, I reported on the steady progress of plans to redevelop the McMillan Sand Filtration Site on North Capitol Street. After 25 years of battles, the latest plan has the support of key councilmembers and segments of the local public.
But it may have just hit a snag, in the form of water engineering.
Residents of [...]