Digging Deeper

It looks like the developers are still digging the County into a hole in Lemmon Valley.  They are presenting a tentative map proposal before the Washoe County Planning Commission on July 3 at 6:30PM at the county complex at Wells and Ninth.  The next development is called Prado Ranch North which includes 490 homes on lots ranging from 1/8 to 1/2 acre.  See this LINK  and LINK for more details.

This basin centered on Swan Lake has been flooded for over a year.  New development only means more flood hazard since the paving increases runoff and the treated waste water (sewage) ends up in Swan Lake increasing the flooding for adjacent properties.  The developer is proposing retention ponds to offset the runoff, but given the nature of the subsurface rock, there is little percolation so that the ponds could stay filled from year to year defeating their purpose.

Show solidarity with the neighborhoods all over the county.  The only chance to stop such poor development anywhere is to fight it everywhere.  Put it on your calendar.

2 thoughts on “Digging Deeper

  1. From what i see the Developer is creating a huge basin that will help alleviate the flooding conditions that we have out there now
    and i am told they will make road connections to make traffic flow better too.


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