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Cape Gazette TUESDAY, JULY 31 - THURSDAY AUGUST 2, 2012 5 SUBMITTED PHOTO ~,~!~ ~:!)~;~.~.o~,~ ~ 0~ ~.I~:IAI)~; ~!..~"i: past beachgoers in Rehoboth Beach on a Sunday afternoon to clear outdog:~ed stormwater outfall pipes. ATTH E BEACH By Ryan Mavity at low tide. ryanm@capegazette.com City Manager Greg Ferrese said the city, via the Rehoboth The United States Army Corps Beach Patrol, has been assisting of Engineers is continuing its in crowd control when the exca- work trying to keep stormwater vator is run during the day. Fer- outfall pipes in Rehoboth Beach rese said while he does not like clear, although when they are do- the excavator running during the ing it may not be up everyone's day, there's not much the city can alley, do. An excavator has been on call "We have co keep those out- since the end of February's beach falls open. If they're not cleaned replenishment project. At that out, they will back up," Jae said. time, stormwater outfail pipes at Ferrese said there have been a five locations - Rehoboth, Vir- few instances when the outfall ginia, Delaware and Maryland pipes did back up and cause avenues, as well as Laurel Street flooding. In late-May early-Iune, - were singled out after too flooding caused water to come much sand from the beach re- up on the curb in front of Grotto plenishment filled the pipes. Pizza, Ferrese said. In April, the Rehoboth resident ]oe Hill basement of the Bandstand expe- raised concerns to city officials rienced minor flooding. about safety issues when the ex- Rochette said the corps had a cavator made its way through a complaint over a weekend in crowded Sunday afternoon lune of flooding at Laurel Street, beach day, Hill snapped pictures although he has not heard any- of the excavator trudging thing since. through the sand. He said he did "We've tried to avoid work on not mind the corps working, but weekends because of the large was concerned with beachgoers' crowds. But anytime there is safety, rain, there's a potential for some Steve Rochette, spokesman for flooding if we don't keep the out- the corps, said, "We have to clear falls cleared," he said. the pipes at low tide during day- Originally, the plan was to put light when the pipes are visible, temporary extensions on the particularly when there is a pos- pipes, but according to Rochette, sibility for rain. That has essen- wave action knocked the exten- tially dictated the schedule. Safe- sions out of place. When sand ty is a concern, and we're making eroded enough at Virginia and sure spotters accompany the ex- Maryland avenues, the plan was cavator along the beach." downsized to just put extensions Rochette said the corps would continue to keep the pipes clear Continued on page 10 We haul all your junk for FREE!* Old Appliances, Lawn Mewers, Weight Benches, Bicycles, Toys, TVs, etc. "R-acette is one of the-opera world's "Racette sang with uncommon best sopranos." richness,, expressivityand honesty." Operavore, WQXR - The New York Tirnes Opera audiences worldwide have thrilled tothe artis _.soprano Patricia Racette, a leading artist of the Metropolitan Opera andWashington National Opera. Accompanied by ig Terry, Racette will perform aprogram of operatic favorites and jazz and Broadway standards. Ticket in(:ludes a pre-performance reception of Italian delicacies and beverages, plus a post-performance "meet and greet" with the artists. Saturday, August 18, 2012 rmance at 8:00 $75 Proceeds to benefit ret H. Rollins Schoolof Nursin & Coastal G 302-258-3093