Sporadic, often violent storms come and dump a lot of rain in a short amount of time.
To deal with the large amount of water, you will see catchment basins in neighborhoods and also around businesses. These catchment basins help to keep areas from flooding.
In our neighborhood, we have a few catchment basins and when they fill up, it is time for fun...
My husband, our two youngest kids and our dogs came out to play in the water.
The dogs jumped right in....so did the kids.
Our two little dogs, Tobey and Max had to swim because the water was so deep.
I was surprised that they liked it as much as they did.
Gracie and Kai decided to race across the water.
Gracie won, but then I think that Kai fell on purpose because he wanted to get wet all the way. It's funny how that seems to happen to Kai a lot.
Tobey took a break from the fun and watched Kai challenge Max to a race...
Max won....because Kai fell in the water again ;-)
We had fun playing in the water, but soon it was time for the fun to end.
Kai needed a little help getting home....