Lodi's park basins keep city mostly dry in heavy downpours
Trash and other muddy rubbish make a line above this drain around the perimeter of Beckman Park, showing where the edge of the floodwaters stopped at during the downpour, as seen here days after on Friday. (Angelina Gervasi/News-Sentinel)
Posted: Friday, January 6, 2006 10:00 pm
When the New Year's storm rumbled through Lodi, the city
received about 3 inches of rain in about three days.
Doesn't sound like much, but if one considers an inch of rain
falling on one acre equals 27,154 gallons of water, according to
the United States Geological Survey, three inches falling over
Lodi's 12 square miles equals more than 625 million gallons.
Friday, January 6, 2006 10:00 pm.