Friday, February 13, 2015
Thousand Oaks Water Damage Crews Urge Readiness Despite Flood Freedom
In the midst of a significant weather disturbance dubbed as the “Pineapple Express”, Thousand Oaks is probably one of a handful of places that neither floods nor mudslides have touched. Constant improvements in the area’s drainage systems, even when the sun is high, prevented the city from sinking under several feet of muddy water. Some of its improvements, Kyle Jorrey of the Thousand Oaks Acorn reported, were bioswales. Also known as a vegetation swale, this retention mechanism works by treating storm water as it guides it away from critical infrastructure. Bioswales are common in parking lots and roadways, where its vegetation brings aesthetic value.