Storms flood streets, damage Arboretum

Facebooktwitterredditpinterestlinkedinmailby feather

  The wild monsoon storms that hit Superior and the Copper Corridor region on Friday and Saturday created quite the mess throughout Superior and damaged the picnic areas and some trails at the Wallace Desert Garden at the Boyce Thompson Arboretum. 

  One storm hit on Friday night which caused the Town to close the Queen Creek wash crossings.  That storm sent tons of debris straight into the Arboretum via Queen Creek and the Silver King wash, building up a wall of debris along the Wallace Garden bridge.  A second torrential storm hit the area on Saturday afternoon, during the Prickly Pear festival, sending event goers and visitors to Superior for shelter and dry cover.

  More storms are predicted throughout the week.  Residents are asked to please not go around high water crossing barriers.  Sand bags are available at Town Hall for those that need them.

  Crews are working as quickly as possible to clear the debris from the streets.  The Arboretum is also looking for volunteers to help with clean up and debris removals.  You can contact them directly at 520-689-2723 for more information on volunteering for the clean up efforts at the garden.

admin (7831 Posts)


Facebooktwitterredditpinterestlinkedinmailby feather
Facebooktwitterby feather

Comments are closed.

  • Additional Stories

    Peter R. Santa Maria

    September 23rd, 2021
    by

      Peter R. Santa Maria passed away Sept. 13, 2021 on his transplanted kidney’s one year anniversary. Peter was born […]


    Ray suffers Homecoming loss

    September 23rd, 2021
    by

    By Nathaniel A. Lopez   Last Friday, the Ray Bearcats hosted Tempe Prep’s Knights for the 2021 Homecoming.   The […]


    Hayden shuts out Cicero Prep; up next is Homecoming

    September 22nd, 2021
    by

    By Nathaniel A. Lopez   The Hayden football team faced off against Cicero Prep on Friday, Sept. 17, and did […]


    Vaccinated Athletes Save Hayden High School Sport Season

    September 22nd, 2021
    by

    As both a principal and superintendent, I received the call I feared the most this past Friday afternoon. Yes, Mr. […]


  • Additional Stories

    Rios Responds to Cavanaugh, Miller Letters

    September 22nd, 2021
    by

    This is in response to Mr. Cavanaugh‘s letter of Sept. 15, 2021.   The supervisor attempts to partially explain his […]


    New US 60 bridge at Pinto Creek opens to traffic; wider structure replaces 72-year old bridge between Superior, Miami

    September 22nd, 2021
    by

      A new US 60 bridge over Pinto Creek opened to traffic Friday, Sept. 17, replacing a 72-year-old structure on […]


    Cavanaugh Responds to Supervisor Miller

    September 22nd, 2021
    by

    Before I begin my response to Supervisor Stephen Miller taking a knee in support of the CDC’s bad policy, I […]


    Chamber of Commerce and Town of Superior recognize local businesses

    September 21st, 2021
    by

      On Sept. 7th, the Town of Superior announced the beginning of the 45th Anniversary of the Town’s Incorporation.   […]


  • Copperarea

  • Southeast Valley Ledger