Heavy Rains Cause Flooding at the Current Lobo Stadium

IMG_20140528_092049080Flooded Parking Area West of Stadium

IMG_20140528_092028484_HDRTrack Area at Current Stadium Flooded

IMG_20140528_092216257More Flooded Areas of Track

As is evident from the pictures above recent rains caused flooding at the current site at Lobo Stadium located on 11th street in Levelland. You will recall that the Levelland ISD Board of Trustees voted in a special meeting in August of 2014 to relocate the stadium to a site between the Levelland Middle School and Levelland ABC. As was pointed out at that special meeting the sole reason for the move was after many surveys from Hugo Reed and Associates of Lubbock it was found that the current site is in the 100 year flood plane. Many people wondered at the time if the site would actually flood–well, the above pictures, taken Wednesday Morning after the water had receded some indicates that the water actually flooded the track on both sides and it appeared that water had gotten onto the field surface and also entirely flooded all parking area between the lake and the stadium on the west side of the stadium. The rain event that caused the flooding began on Wednesday, May 21 and continued through Monday, May 26. Rainfall totals varied for the event in Levelland, however there was a confirmed report of over 5 inches at a location in South Levelland and the National Weather Service in Lubbock told KLVT news that the official rainfall total for Levelland was 5.3 inches which was measured at a site just west of the downtown area.

As engineers and architects said numerous times to school board members before this was voted on, water damage of this nature could totally destroy all artificial turf surfaces at the new facility.

About Drew Dunn

News Director for KLVT AM 1230 in Levelland. We provide local and regional news updates 5 times a day on KLVT AM 1230 and online at www.klvtradio.com
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