Your recent articles on last year’s floods failed to mention the near-total absence of stormwater detention facilities from the Decker Boulevard/Parklane Road area up U.S. 1 to the entrance to Sesqui Park and beyond.
Apparently all of these properties and roadways use Gills Creek as the collector for all stormwater runoff. Regardless of the condition of the dam, Cary Lake was doomed to failure. Neither rebuilding the dam to adequate standards nor leaving it empty is enough. The burden on the stream must be reduced.
Franklin B. Buie