First week of April 2017: after a moderately heavy rain the creek rose almost three feet in an hour or so. The woods retain a lot of water and release it back over days after the rain stops. The creek bed is full to the brim. This balance has been stable for the last 20 years. What will happen to the runoff when the woods are cut and the area is covered with asphalt and concrete? All water will pour into the creek at once and the creek will flood the area including neighborhood basements.