Palm Springs flooding: River of mud hits roads near Palm Canyon Wash

September 4th, 2013 | by Liz Kelly Nelson | Comments

Flood of mudTuesday afternoon’s thunderstorms brought 0.07 inches of rain to Palm Springs. That was apparently enough water to cause not only flooding, but a veritable river of mud that slid across Araby Drive and other roadways close to the Palm Canyon Wash.

PHOTOS: Araby Drive wash flooded on Tuesday

Luckily, the river of mud was captured on video by a local KESQ news crew who just happened to be in the right place at the right time.

Watch as muddy flood waters roll across Araby Drive and Golf Club Drive in this video:

Noteworthy: In spring 2012, residents of Araby Cove convinced the Palm Springs City Council to scrap plans to build a new all-weather bridge to keep the road open in the event of high water, allowing access for emergency vehicles.

“Yes the street does close,” wrote Araby Cove resident Mark Hocking in a 2012 letter to the editor. ”But if all works well, the storm comes, rolls over the road, the road dries, the street sweeper cleans the sand, and the road is open once again, normally with no destruction at all.”

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