By CRAIG MURPHY
Of the Keizertimes
Keizer’s storm drain system was cleared and ready for rain.
Just not that much rain.
Once the skies opened up late afternoon Sept. 5, the rain came heavy and hard. With nearly two inches of rain in just a couple of hours, the result was standing water, flash flooding and conditions ideal for boating around parts of Keizer.
Bill Lawyer, Public Works director for Keizer, reported high water around town but no major damage.
“I would say there was nothing of great significance,” Lawyer said the following morning. “We had a lot of localized flooding all over the city. The system can’t handle something heavy like that. We saw some flooding in areas we hadn’t seen flooding in before. To my knowledge, we didn’t have anything that resulted in damage.”
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