It doesn't rain very often in the desert, but when it does it is impressive. Not that we are seeing a really bad storm. But it was been raining nearly non-stop since about 9 pm yesterday here in Mesa. Our resort doesn't have storm sewers--I'm not sure if they exist in this part of the state. But we do have holding ponds.
Here you can see the water flowing off the street into one of the holding areas.
This fence surrounds a dog run, but I think the pooches will have to be taken somewhere else for a while.
This is a new area for runoff.
The best part of all this will be the desert turning green and the cacti blooming in a month or two.