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by William Miller
on January 23, 2023 at 9:56 AM
I would like to see studies done with cutting open the bases of the cement ditches all over this area and installing weirs (with ramps) for access throughout the systems to hold water after rain events, millions of gallons of water could be preserved and filtered back into the earth. Gratings would of course be installed, and boring could be done to disturb the soil to help in water penetration.  
I live in Palm Springs; the washes here could be bored into in hundreds of places starting at the mountains to allow more water penetration as the flows begin. Since the earth is shaking 24/7 and our local sand is sharp the soil becomes as an impenetrable surface, the boring would open the soil, separate particles for a while at least, and allow for penetration. Thank you. Bill Miller
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