Christopher Richard

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  • 2611 Encinal Alameda, California - Alameda
    Please remove dead branch near power lines
  • 1304 Broadway Alameda California - Alameda
    Please prune dead branch
  • 1304 Broadway Alameda, California - Alameda
    Storm drain blockage flooding bike lane on Broadway and sidewalk
  • 1304 Broadway Alameda, California - Alameda
    When large downpours coincide with heavy leaf falls, the entrance to the storm drain plugs and the flooding usually extends into the traffic lane on Broadway before spilling over to Encinal. I have done my best to clean it out, but that usually is not enough. Please keep an eye on this when Thursday's storm arrives.
  • 1306 Broadway Alameda, California - Alameda

    My apologies for having used voice-recognition software and not adequately proofreading it. Following is duplicate text with the errors corrected:

    Directly under the point of view of the photographs, in front of 1304 Broadway, is a chronically blocked storm drain entrance. Unfortunately, it is of the sort that, instead of feeding a culvert, flows shallowly under the intersection, crossing Encinal, and resurging on Broadway, flowing towards the Bay. This flooding is typical of what occurs most every time there is significant rainfall, and this has been the case for the over 20 years that I have lived here. There have been efforts to clean out this drain that have been, at best, only partially successful. They are however, better than nothing. Prior to this rainfall event I worked over the course of several days to remove accumulated leaves from in front of my house and the next four houses upstream, in addition, I used shovels, hoes, clippers, and a propane torch to remove as much of the accumulated sediment, stabilized by roots, from within the mouth of the storm drain as possible.

    Nonetheless, this morning, the intersection was seriously flooded. In the attached photograph, image A is taken from a point standing above the storm drain, looking towards the Bay, showing inundation of Broadway across the entire sidewalk, submerging the base of the stoplight, extending across the bicycle lane, and nearly to the centerline of Broadway; image B shows the rooster tail thrown into the air by traffic proceeding down Broadway; image C is a view from the same location facing towards the estuary, showing inundation across the entirety of 1306 Broadway as well. Note that in image C, the inundation extends into my driveway, which fortunately gains another inch of elevation before sloping down into my garage and office. Should, however, the inundation have reached another inch of depth, water would've poured into both of our garages, my office and the family room in 1306 causing major property damage.

    I request that a serious, significant, and permanent remediation be implemented by our Alameda Department of Public Works.

  • 1304+++ Broadway Alameda, California - Alameda

    Directly under the point of view of the photographs, in front of 1304 Broadway, is a chronically locked storm drain entrance. Unfortunately, it is of the sort that instead of feeding a culvert flows shallowly under the intersection, crossing Ensenal, and resurging on Broadway flowing towards the Bay. This flooding is typical of what occurs most every time that there is significant rainfall and this has been the case for the over 20 years that I have lived here. There have been efforts to clean out this drain that have been, at best, only partially successful. They are however, that are the nothing. Prior to this rainfall event I worked over the course of several days to remove accumulated leaves from in front of my house and the next four houses upstream, in addition, I used shovels, hoes, clippers, and a propane torch to remove as much of the accumulated sediment, stabilized by roots, from within the mouth of the storm drain.

    Nonetheless, this morning, the intersection was seriously flooded. In the attached photograph, image A is taken from a point standing above the storm drain, looking towards the Bay, showing inundation of Broadway across the entire sidewalk, submerging the base of the stoplight, extending across the bicycle lane, and nearly to the centerline of Broadway; image B shows the rooster tail thrown into the air by traffic proceeding down Broadway; image C is a view from the same location facing towards the estuary, showing inundation across the entirety of 1306 Broadway as well. Note that in image C the inundation extends into my driveway, which fortunately gains another inch of elevation before sloping down into my garage and office. Should, however, the inundation have reached another inch of depth water would've poured into both of our garages, my office and the family room in 1306 causing major property damage.
    I request that a serious, significant, and permanent remediation be implemented by our Alameda Department of Public Works.