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LEARN7: Water in Waterfield (aka Winchester)

The town of Winchester has had a lot of trouble with water this year, amusing since our town was originally called Waterfield (The wh*** center of town, including the high school, was basically built on a marsh, or field of water.)

This year, because of high rain, we had two instances of flooding. The first came after 4 or so days of heavy rain. Much of the town was flooded. The school was closed for days, even after the rain and flooding went away because all the drainage caused a lot of water pressure, meaning the toilets in the school couldn't flush.

This was not the first time this had happened. A few years ago, a very similar sort of thing occurred, and afterward measures were taken to make sure that so much flooding didn't happen again. Of course, they did, but after this time, more steps were drawn up to prevent flooding the next time it happened.

Well, a week later, before anything could be done, we got more torrential rain over several days. All the flooding happened again, and school was closed for several days again.

The town's water problems didn't end there. Just a couple weeks ago an MWRA water main break caused a possible contamination of Boston's water, including half of Winchester's water. A boil water order was made for several days.

So, what data could be tracked for this problem? Well, for the flooding, it would have been helpful to track flooded areas and closed roads. Also closed businesses and perhaps flood related accidents or obstacles could be tracked.

As far as the boil water order goes, a map of which areas in winchester were safe and which weren't would have been helpful. Also a map of places to go to buy bottled water if you needed it.

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Comment by A.V.Koshy on May 14, 2010 at 4:15pm
why are you putting on all your old posts again amos ? and how's the guild going?
Comment by Amos Meeks on May 14, 2010 at 4:21pm
This is not an old post. I'm doing this now because in order to have your Evokation considered, you need a certification, and for that you need to do at least one thing from each mission.

The guild never worked out. There did not seem to be much interest. However, if some of the people from it come back next year, I hope to try again in season two. Hopefully I will also get some likeminded people from my college to do EVOKE, and they will help out too.
Comment by A.V.Koshy on May 14, 2010 at 4:24pm
yeah dont give up keep working on it and it will work out
i read your indigenous learn and id read it before thats why i asked...
Comment by Amos Meeks on May 14, 2010 at 4:27pm
You have? I don't think I've posted it or anything similar to it. Do you know where you'd read it before? Perhaps someone else had a very similar post? I would love to see.

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