Does it seem like every time you hear rain falling, you hear a flash flood warning?
Flooding is growing more and more common - and there are a few reasons for that. A big one is that rain isn’t being absorbed - it falls on rooftops and streets, then gushes through the pipes and bursts into the streams like a fire hose.
The rain flows with such force and such volume that the stream beds erode, leaving even less earth to absorb the water. The water levels in the Jones Falls, The Gwynns Falls, Herring Run, and the Inner Harbor rise and rise and eventually overflow the banks.