Recent rainstorm demonstrates wetlands' importance

Post date: Mar 3, 2018 8:06:15 PM

During yesterday's rain-soaked nor'easter, a steady flow of water could be seen down Primrose Street heading straight for the low-lying Roslindale Wetlands Urban Wild, where the wetlands could do what they do best: serve as a holding area for all that water until it can be absorbed into the ground.

Far from being an exceptional circumstance, this situation occurs regularly. Similar conditions were observed after heavy rains in 2010 and after Hurricane Sandy in 2012.

This Boston Water and Sewer map shows the contours of the area as well as the BWSC stormwater management infrastructure installed beneath the driveway of 104 Walter Street.