Carson Cleans Up After Hurricane

Published / by Clancy Guy

The culverts that were supposed to carry the water were quickly plugged. “With the type of intensity that this storm came with. It would be very difficult to design something that would take everything and not get plugged up,” said Rob Fellows, Carson Storm Water Engineer. Fellows says all around the east side of town, the volume of water was too much for the system. “Just the amount and sediment and debris that came with the water was something that we had not seen before,” said Fellows. That is most evident on the north side of Prison Hill. Homes on Carson River Road were surrounded in three feet of mud. “It came down this ravine and into a culvert and the culvert got plugged up and once it was plugged up it just started flooding all over the road and down our driveway and through our property,” said Jerry Vivant, who lives on Carson River Road.