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Heavy rain in a short time in the desert does not just soak into the earth.
Through the front gateway you can see our front yard flooding.
Our home is lucky. It sits up at street level. Our neighbor's house is lower and we worried that they might have water inside.
Additional run-off ran down one side of our house where it was blocked by leaf debris from exiting under our back fence.