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Water in Adobe Creek

Original post made by Wha?, Another Palo Alto neighborhood, on Aug 12, 2015

Has anyone else notice the large amount of water in Adobe Creek? I believe it is running into the ocean, and is flowing right by the brown grass in Mitchell Park. Where is it coming from? There is more now than three months ago. Can't the water be diverted to water the parks or made available elsewhere for watering? Curious. Seems wasteful in these drought times.

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Posted by Bob
a resident of Greenmeadow
on Sep 27, 2015 at 10:24 am

The water flow continues into late September now. Odd that this apparent waste of water isn't getting more attention.

Posted by resident 1
a resident of Adobe-Meadow
on Sep 28, 2015 at 12:47 pm

I will make an assumption that someone up creek is building a new home with basement and they have to pump put the existing water. Someone should walk up the creek line to see where it is inflowing.

Posted by Milk Pail Patron
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Sep 28, 2015 at 1:10 pm

I think this water is coming from the big whole for the offices being constructed beside the Milk Pail. You can hear the water flowing as you walk along San Antonio Road in front of the construction fence.

Posted by Water Conserver
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Sep 29, 2015 at 5:47 am

When is this groundwater pumping going to end?
It is not be replenished since it hasn't rained.
One season of rain is not going to be enough to replenish what has been pumped out for these people to build these unnecessary basements.

The lands are so parched that when it does rain, it will just run off and into the bay.

Once this fresh (non-saline) water is sent to these storm drains and creeks, it heads straight out to the bay to become saline and polluted.

Why are we allowing this?
This is the most idiotic thing I have ever seen! What a stupid bunch of people running this city - geez.

Posted by Milk Pail Patron
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Sep 29, 2015 at 3:05 pm

I'm pretty sure that the huge pit pumping this ground water (next to the Milk Pail) is in the City of Mountain View.

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