Flooding strikes Adams County

Sep 24, 2011 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Evening Sun

Jordan Staub, left, and Seth Trone, both of Littlestown, walk through floodwater on Route 116 in Bonneauville, as Staub waves to passing motorists attempting to drive through the water Friday afternoon.

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Sep 24, 2011
 
It appears with the amount of rainfall that has fallen and the flooding problems. Do the streets of Gettysburg have ample drainage? is it possible to add extra ones, next time they repair the roads?

Since: Jan 09

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Sep 25, 2011
 
Colorado Chick wrote:
It appears with the amount of rainfall that has fallen and the flooding problems. Do the streets of Gettysburg have ample drainage? is it possible to add extra ones, next time they repair the roads?
That isn't the major problem. There is a small stream that runs thru town from the SW to the NE that just can't handle the water that drains into and thru it. It is very restricted where it runs thru the main part of town, just 2 or 3 blocks from the square, which causes it to flood very quickly. There is no easy, or inexpensive, way that the problem could be corrected

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Sep 25, 2011
 
JustMyHonestOpinion wrote:
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That isn't the major problem. There is a small stream that runs thru town from the SW to the NE that just can't handle the water that drains into and thru it. It is very restricted where it runs thru the main part of town, just 2 or 3 blocks from the square, which causes it to flood very quickly. There is no easy, or inexpensive, way that the problem could be corrected
With erosion being the cause of the water overflowing the banks, the why not build up the land on the creek's edge? Same thing is happening in Bethlehem with Monocacy Creek, a chick council lady wants to plant hedges along the edge. This she states will cut down the erosion when rainfall is heavy and a threat of flooding is evident.

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Sep 26, 2011
 
Colorado Chick wrote:
<quoted text>With erosion being the cause of the water overflowing the banks, the why not build up the land on the creek's edge? Same thing is happening in Bethlehem with Monocacy Creek, a chick council lady wants to plant hedges along the edge. This she states will cut down the erosion when rainfall is heavy and a threat of flooding is evident.
Much of the problem is caused where the stream(locally known as "The Tiber") flows in a covered and uncovered culvert thru part of the town and it isn't very easy to raise the concrete sidewalls in the part that is open. This is the area where the majority of the flooding occurs and some of the buildings are built right on the edge of the concrete wall. The covered area actually acts somewhat as a dam and this causes the excess water to flow above ground from that point, just compounding the flooding problem.

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Sep 26, 2011
 
JustMyHonestOpinion wrote:
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Much of the problem is caused where the stream(locally known as "The Tiber") flows in a covered and uncovered culvert thru part of the town and it isn't very easy to raise the concrete sidewalls in the part that is open. This is the area where the majority of the flooding occurs and some of the buildings are built right on the edge of the concrete wall. The covered area actually acts somewhat as a dam and this causes the excess water to flow above ground from that point, just compounding the flooding problem.
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Sep 27, 2011
 
I wonder if the College is involved in finding a solution as I am sure their frat houses are getting tired of being flooded out.
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Sep 27, 2011
 
There is a discussion meeting with the Borough and Moul's office on October 11 at 3 PM in the Borough Building.
All Tiber affected people should consider attending and bring solution ideas along.

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There is a discussion meeting with the Borough and Moul's office on October 11 at 3 PM in the Borough Building.
All Tiber affected people should consider attending and bring solution ideas along.
Everyoone should be invited to attend. Sometimes resolvent ideas are best from folks who do not live in the affected area. Hope someone comes up with a plan, if those freaking' stone buildings weren't so heavy, I do the stilt concept. At least the basement foundation wouldn't weaken from the flooding waters.

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