Less concrete, more permeable landscapes will reduce flooding

Photo by Mary Ann Morris / The Valley ChronicleDiverting storm water to our parks and landscapes, instead of down the drain, could result not only in cost savings, but saving our precious natural resources. ■ By Matt King / Contributed Whenever I drive down Florida Ave. in Hemet after there has been some type of rainfall, there is always massive amounts of flooding in the streets. It has been like this ever since I could remember. Visiting my grandma in Hemet when I was a kid on a rainy day meant driving through some serious water. When driving by other cars, it is easy to accidently splash them with a tidal

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