Des Moines, Iowa: Flood Control or Anatomy Lesson?: “
You’ve gotta think the engineers had a good laugh about this one.
‘The nearly four-acre basin was constructed about two years ago and ‘took some of the load off of the pipe downstream’ and helps prevent flooding, according to Des Moines City Engineer Jeb Brewer.
Brewer swears that consultants who work for the city did not design the $5.7 million detention basin to resemble anything, but recent e-mails to City Hall from area residents seem to have found ‘art’ in the not-so-subtle phallic design.’