Heavy rain fall last night and expected throughout today has put the newly expanded Madison Valley detention pond to the test.
We stopped by this morning and found about four feet of water in the pond, backed up to prevent overflows of the city sewer system.
The pond is designed to temporarily hold storm waters until the city sewer systems can handle the large amount of rain runoff from area streets.
We’re also getting reports from readers of flooded basements and other localized issues.
The city is also asking residents to monitor storm drains near them and help keep them clear of leaves and other debris.