life long journey and, all of us have the opportunity to learn new things every day. . As of June 2013, a total.7 bill was spent on flood control, including construction of 90 detention basins and approximately 581 miles of channels and underground storm drains. A thunderstorm hit the northwest part of the city of Las Vegas for two hours in August 2003, causing some hail damage and considerable water damage.
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The belief is that these structures will control the flow of water when there is storm runoff and reduce flooding in areas below the basins and near the channels and washes. Event detection and notification edit In addition to building and maintaining flood control projects, the District also operates a Flood Threat Recognition System of alert rain and stream gage, with the cooperation of the United States Geological Survey and the National Weather Service. The first project began in 1988. The site also gives current rainfall information on approximately 189 locations throughout the county. Overall damage to Clark County businesses, residences and infrastructure was estimated to be 25 million. The area is also subject to localized weather events. District direction for providing protection edit, since Las Vegas is located in a basin with a single outlet, the, las Vegas Wash, all rain runoff drains to the east side of the basin where it will eventually be deposited into. Rainfall in the surrounding mountain ranges, can cause flooding in the area as water flows off the mountains onto the valley floor. Almost 300 homes were damaged, and 82 were destroyed. The Columbia River crested.7 feet on Dec. Homes took on water from a few inches to 3 to 4 feet.