Tucson High Football Field flooded again

Tucson High Football Field flooded again
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CASPER JOINS US LIVE NOW FROM TUCSON HIGH SCHOOL’S FOOTBALL FIELD. THE FIELD WAS ALREADY FLOODED FROM PREVIOUS STORMS. NOW — THESE STORMS DON’T SEEM TO BE HELPING. PRISCILLA — BESIDES THE RAIN, IS THERE MORE BEHIND WHAT’S CAUSING THIS FLOOD?>WE ARE LEARNING FROM NEW DOCUMENTS FROM THE COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR THAT DEBRIS BLOCKED THE GRATES CAUSING THE FLOODING.>ANOTHER STORM HIT HARD AROUND 4:30 TODAY AND THE TRACK WAS FLOODED BUT AS YOU CAN SEE THE WATER HAS SINCE RECESSED.>TAKE A LOOK AT VIDEO FROM LAST WEEK… THE WATER WAS NEARLY A>FOOT HIGH ACROSS THE ENTIRE FIELD.>THE REGIONAL FLOOD CONTROL DISTRICT ASSESSED THE DAMAGE FROM LAST WEEK’S STORM.>THEY FOUND THAT THE GRATES NEAR THE FOOTBALL STADIUM WERE BLOCKED WITH DEBRIS AND THEY BELIEVE THAT WASHED IN FROM THE STREET.>ALSO THE ASSESSMENT STATES SINCE THE FIELD HAS ARTIFICIAL TURF IT HAS A RUBBERIZED BASE CAUSES LITTLE DRAINAGE DURING HEAVY RAIN.>I JUST SPOKE WITH THE INTERIM TUSD SUPERINTENDENT WHO TELLS ME THEY WILL BE HAVING THEIR OWN ASSESSMENT TO THE FIELD DONE NEXT WEEK TO GET A BETTER IDEA OF THE DAMAGE FROM LAST WEEK AND TODAY’S STORM.>BACK OUT HERE LIVE… THE FIELD IS CLOSED… AND THE SCHOOLS FOOTBALL TEAMS ARE PRACTICING AT CHERRY FIELD FOR THE TIME BEING.>REPORTING AT TUCSON HIGH, PRISCILLA CASPER KGUN NINE ON YOUR SIDE.

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