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Yet another flood at the Linq

Discussion in 'Misc. Vegas Chat' started by Blonde_4_ever, Apr 9, 2016.

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  1. Blonde_4_ever

    Blonde_4_ever "The Welfare Queen of Windsor"

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    No longer a Strip person so pardon if this is a dumb question. Is the Linq, the former IP?

    If so, no surprise on flooding. Their parking structure was built on top of one of the drainage channels meant to move water if there was a heavy rainfall.
     
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  3. Blonde_4_ever

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    Yup..it is.
     
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    The flood will be gone is a few minutes.
     
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    I remember reading about this back when it was IP. Oh.. Thank you Google. :)

    http://lasvegassun.com/news/2004/apr/06/flood-problems-plague-strip-hotel/

    The article is from 2004, but with the frequency this happens, they apparently haven't found a fix for it.
     
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    I remember watching the IP garage flooding during one of my early trips to Vegas. Late 70's. It was an assume sight.
     
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    So it's a wash and not an uncontrolled flooding?
     
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    I kinda hope that happens next week when I'm there. It would be fun to see.
     
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    I guess a bunch of those underground people lost their homes and have to rebuild??
     
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    I always worry about those tunnel people when I hear it has flooded.
     
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    Saw in August a few years back before the high roller was built. Saw some ones luggage go floating by.
     
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    I thought they were going to fix that problem when they redid the IP. Guess not.

    We've seen that garage flood spectacularly many times over the years. With the climate changing, they'd better get used to it.
     
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    Not if you are staying at the Linq and have a rental car. When it floods you cannot park at the place because the water will swamp your car. They cannot use their parking lot when it floods.



    Don't think they can fix the problem without completely redoing the 1st floor of the parking garage. They would probably need to raise the 1st floor another 10 feet to allow the water to drain under the floor instead of through the garage. I've seen the whole 1st floor flooded with water, no car can go up to the upper levels of the parking lot.
     
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    Contrary to what people think. This is actually part of the water shed design. IP sits in the path of the storm run off tunnels that go under Caesars and collect for a portion of the strip, and route it eastward.
    CET actually gets reimbursement for water routing where the Flamingo Wash extends on to the CET property line under IP. This was attempted to be corrected at the time the Monorail was going in and Clark County improved the Winnick drain. They were originally going to
    go into the parking garage basement and extend the wash basin flow underneath. They found structural issues that prevented this. They improved the water routing to avoid flooding on what is now Linq lane. You can read all about it here on the Winnick drain improvement.

    http://www.slideshare.net/dblatchford/winnick-drain

    I heard about the reimbursement arrangement from one of the engineering folks I bumped into at an offsite bar, when the company I was working for was doing business with Clark County.
     
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    So, if I'm reading those slides right, the only way that gets fixed is by nuking the Linq and rebuilding the waterway from scratch. Can't see that happening any time soon.
     
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    I find the title of this thread very misleading and quite frankly, it appears the op is trying to "bash" the Linq, when in fact this is simply water run off from a rain storm into a storm drain. A bunch of water flowing in a drainage ditch behind the flamingo, high roller, linq and Harrah's is hardly a flood at the Linq. Anyone who has been in Las vegas when it rains knows that since there is no where for the water to go, it starts to cause problems very quickly.
     
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    The street level used to flood pretty bad behind the property. This was back before they improved the Flamingo Wash Basin, so historically you could say there was a flooding issue. Today the water running thru the garage basement is a normal occurance so, I would agree on the point, it's probably non relevant to call it a flood unless LVB has water overflow due to a backup in the wash basin.
     
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    Yup, the casino would have to be demolished, the water tunnels placed below grade, and then rebuild the casino. Not to mention no way Clark County was going to pay going land rates rates for eminent domain use of land the casino sits on.
     
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    The OP isn't bashing the Linq, I was just remarking on how this area floods every time there is a heavy rain.
     
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