Tucson High Football Field flooded again

Tucson High Football Field flooded again


FLOODING TUCSON HIGH’S FOOTBALL FIELD AGAIN TODAY. NINE ON YOUR SIDE’S PRISCILLA CASPER JOINS US. PRISCILLA… LAST WEEK THE FIELD WAS COVERED BY NEARLY A FOOT OF WATER.. HOW WAS THE DAMAGE TODAY? NOT AS MUCH DAMAGE AS LAST WEEK GUY.. BUT NO DOUBT IT HIT HARD. THE RAIN LASTED ABOUT 15 MINUTES AND THIS IS WHAT THE FIELD LOOKED LIKE AFTER THE WATER RECEEDED.. YOU CAN SEE ALL THAT DEBRIS PILED UP BY THE STORM DRAINS. THE INTERIM TUSD SUPERINTENDENT SAYS LAST WEEK WAS THE FIRST TIME THIS FIELD HAS FLOODED THAT BAD. NEW DOCUMENTS FROM THE COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR SHOW WHAT MAY HAVE CAUSED ALL THE FLOODING LAST WEEK. THE REGIONAL FLOOD CONTROL DISTRICT DISCOVERED GRATES NEAR THE FOOTBALL STADIUM WERE COVERED WITH DEBRIS WASHED IN FROM THE STREET. ALSO… SINCE 2006 THE FIELD GOT ASTRO TURF AND THE DOCUMENT STATES THERE IS A RUBBERIZED BASE BELOW THAT PROVIDES VERY LITTLE DRAINAGE. TUSD SAYS THIS PROBLEM WILL AFFECT P-E CLASSES. IT IS DISAPPOINTING IN THE SENSE THAT IT IS HAPPENING TO SO CLOSE TO THE START OF SCHOOL BECAUSE THE TRACK AND FIELD BEHIND US ARE INTEGRAL PARTS OF PE PROGRAMS AND WEIGHT TRAINING PROGRAMS AND THOUGH IT IS NOT AFFECTING INSIDE THE BUILDING OR CLASSROOM OUR PHYSICAL EDUCATION CLASSES ARE A LITTLE BIT IMPACTED. THE DISTRICT SAYS IT WILL HAVE ENGINEERS LOOK AT THE FIELD NEXT WEEK TO DETERMINE THEIR COURSE OF ACTION. NO WORD YET ON WHEN THE FIELD WILL REOPEN AND THE FOOTBALL TEAM IS PRACTICING AT CHERRY FIELD IN THE MEANTIME. GUY.

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