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Pope Street Bridge

From: domainremoved <Gerry>
Date: Sun, 26 Jan 2014 15:40:10 -0800

Menlo
Park City Council,
I am aware of the constriction to the creek at the Pope
Street bridge, and of possible overflow flooding during periods of
high runoff, especially when debris is trapped by the bridge. Thus I
was pleased when I read of plans to rebuild the bridge.
However,
concerns have been raised that the project involves more than
removing the narrow bridge, that it involves changing the nature of
the creek by building levees, a sort of Corps of Engineers
channelization solution. This seems like a myopic plan when a
variety of factors should be considered. For example, what might be
done upstream where urban development has increased the suddenness of
the runoff?
I
trust that the Council listen to several ideas and give careful
consideration before proceeding with a grand solution that alters
the nature of our community.
Yours,
Gerry Andeen
1135 Santa Cruz Avenue
Received on Sun Jan 26 2014 - 15:40:19 PST

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