The cool start to spring after this winter’s record-setting snowfall may dampen our spirits a bit, but it’s good news for the City of Roseville’s stormwater system.
The slow spring melt means the city’s storm system is flowing smoothly and the risk of water overflowing storm basins is low.
“As of right now, city crews did some investigative work and we don’t have concerns at this point,” said Roseville’s Environmental Manager Ryan Johnson. “We’ve had a slow melt. Water bodies are starting to open up. Things are starting to outlet and move through the system.”
The past several years of drought conditions have also created additional storage capacity in the city’s stormwater pond and basins.
Spring weather can be unpredictable bringing both showers and snow, so Johnson recommends residents make a few preventative checks.
- Check to make sure the storm catch drains on your street are clear of snow, ice, leaves and other debris.
- Check your sump pump in your own basement to make sure its functioning properly.