Update from recent heavy rains at Jefferson Lab

A preliminary assessment of the damage resulting from recent rain storms (late August) has been completed, and the total damages resulting from the flooding could exceed $300,000.

Flooding in Hall A reached 2 inches, while Hall B had 7 inches, Hall C 30 inches and Hall D 2 inches.

The accelerator tunnel and FEL vault were not flooded.

The flooding was the result of very heavy rain storms and a regional drainage system that has not kept pace with growth in the area.

Jefferson Lab is holding an after-action review this week and will investigate alternate solutions to prevent future flooding, including options more effective and easier to install than flood gates.



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