Tropical storm 19-E, two years ago, hit the north of the state. A day later it affected the center of Sinaloa, concentrating mostly on Culiacan. In 24 hours it rained 30 percent of what it rains in a year. That day the state capital registered 220 millimeters of water
Culiacan, Sinaloa.- Although in Culiacan expensive drain works are carried out for the discharge during rainy seasons, the state capital will continue to be at risk of flooding if rainfall of more than 150 millimeters occurs, revealed the Secretary of Works Public of the Municipality, Manolo Ochoa.
The official said that to eradicate the floods, this 2020, pluvial and hydraulic works have been carried out with investments of more than 400 million pesos, in coordination with the State Government, including the improvement of the Bacurimí drain that comes to cover the entire area. north of the municipality and the deviation of the El Piojo ran.
“The improvement of the Bacurimí drain, the diversion of the El Piojo stream, the cures that were carried out in the streets Agustina Ramírez as in the Guadalupe Mateos in the Railroad and in Los Mezcales, has an investment of around 500 million pesos”, said.
However, he recognized that if there were rains exceeding 150 millimeters of water per square meter, the municipality could not bear it.
“If we had to put in 150 millimeters of rain, which has already been presented, we would have to do all the new hydraulic networks,” he said.
“Right now we are asking for a rain intensity of 100 millimeters,” he added.
He pointed out that there is an urgent need to improve the function of the diversion dam since the failure of the Culiacán, Humaya and Tamazula rivers occurs there.
“The dissolution of the Culiacán river, the Humaya river and the Tamazula river is more complicated every day, because the by-pass dam thus settles everything, the water is in turmoil,” he shared.
On September 19, 2018, tropical storm 19-E hit the north of the state. A day later it affected the center of Sinaloa, concentrating mostly on Culiacán. In 24 hours, she said, it rained 30 percent of what it rains in a year. That day the state capital registered 220 millimeters of water.
In the state capital, there were more than 100 colonies and six affected communities; the diversion dam overflowed and there was a collapse over the Higueras de Zaragoza channel, while the flow of the El Piojo stream disappeared to three women.