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The earth is coming to an end----and water runs up hill!

 

Ruh Roh---looks like the storm drain is plugged!

flooded storm drain

At first glance it appeared as if the storm drain was flooded but at least still taking water. 

Which way is the water going?

We are so programmed to think that storm drains are designed to take water away from the street that one has to do a bit of a double take when one realizes that the water is flowing “out” of the drain instead of into the drain.  I found it almost impossible to photograph it in a way that could convey which direction the water was flowing---without obviously “tilting” the photograph, so I took a little video which more actually shows the direction of flow.

Water rarely runs up hill---in spite of all our attempts to do so with indoor plumbing installations.

And I suspect the world won't end this time either.

 

Charles Buell, Real Estate Inspections in Seattle

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