5 days of storms leave 3.13 inches of rain
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The city received 3.13 inches of rainfall from the storm over the past week, according to daily precipitation records kept by city staff at the downtown Paso Robles Water Yard at 1230 Paso Robles St.
- .76 inches of rain on Thursday
- .70 inches of rain on Friday
- 1.05 inches of rain on Saturday
- .57 inches of rain on Sunday
- .05 inces of rain on Monday
The precipitation over the past five days brings the total rainfall for the season to almost five inches. The season runs from July to June.
Over the weekend, the storm drains along Pine Street filled up leaving a deep pool of water at 6th and Pine streets this morning. Heavy rain and thunderstorms are expected today and into the evening, with an 80-percent chance of rain on Saturday, according to the Weather Channel.
The redesign of 21st Street, which is still under construction, cannot yet divert the water flowing down the street. On Friday and Saturday the channel through the center of the street was relatively empty, while water flowed like a river down the street. It should be avoided by drivers. See related story: 21st Street renovation to absorb storm water.
The renovation of 21st Street in Paso Robles is underway and set to be completed this spring. The project will improve 21st Street and minimize storm water impacts locally and downstream. The city has trenched the middle of the road and installed cobble stones. This area will carry run‐off water during a storm in lieu of pipes. The side slopes of the median will be planted with landscaping.
Much of the landscape along 21st Street will be specially designed to slow, clean, and infiltrate stormwater. These landscapes, called bioretention areas, may look like standard planters, but the surface grades (concave to fill like a bathtub), soil mix, and specialized plants make them high-performance landscapes. They are green infrastructure systems that mimic nature to provide flood control, improved water quality, and groundwater recharge within the structure of an urban street.
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