Thursday, September 11, 2014

Lick Creek Experiences High Water During Heavy Rains

Posted By on Thu, Sep 11, 2014 at 2:47 PM

Flash flooding after heavy rains this morning affected residents in Raleigh-Frayser, where firefighters used boats to rescue several residents from their flooded homes. Areas of Bartlett saw flooding as well.

Contemporary Media Inc. — parent company of the Memphis Flyer — President Ward Archer documented high water in Lick Creek as a result of the heavy rains that moved through the city this morning.

Last year, construction was completed on the Overton Square parking garage, which contains a Lick Creek drainage basin on its bottom-most level. Since that basin was constructed, many residents living near Lick Creek have said their neighborhoods no longer flood. For years before the basin's construction, residents complained of flooding after many major rain events.

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