This project will improve the storm drain system near Avenue A in the Hyde Park neighborhood and reduce the risk of flooding. General project boundaries are Avenue D, W. 33rd St., Guadalupe St. and W. 47th St.
The type of flooding that is occurring in the project area is known as local flooding. It generally occurs away from creeks in areas where the manmade drainage system of pipes and ditches is overwhelmed by heavy rainfall. In this case, when the neighborhood was developed, we suspect that an entire creek or small tributary was diverted into the storm drain system and roads and possibly structures were built where the water once flowed.