From: Mark Brest van Kempen <>
Date: September 21, 2004 10:19:10 PM PDT
To: Chiye Azuma <>, <>, <>, <>, <>, <>, <>, <>, <>, <>
Cc: <>, <>, <>, <>
Subject: Re: Rain on Sun 9-19-04

 I just wanted to add that the effect that Sunday's rainstorm had on Chimes Creek was unlike anything I have seen for such a small storm. In one hour the creek was flooding like a heavy three or four day rain in the past. The construction in the quarry has increased run off and perhaps more importantly VELOCITY of run off significantly. All the water that used to come off Ridgemont and gradually work its way through the quarry has now been added directly to storm drains that dump into the Creek.
 I lost about a foot of my backyard in a few hour storm and I am EXTREMELY worried about what will happen when we get some real rain. I hold the City responsible for my property loss.

 Since there are sewer lines already being eroded out along the creek, I would think that the City should be coming up with some serious rethinking about how to handle the hydrology of this project before giving any more green lights to the developer.

 Mark Brest van Kempen
  3835 Delmont Ave
  Oakland CA 94605

 510 568 6889