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Along the northern bank of the San Diego River bike path near Mission Beach, a large area has been fenced off near the City of San Diego Park & Rec refuse dump area. On this patch of dirt sits the office trailer of HPS Mechanical, Inc. A generator works 24/7 to provide security for the trailer, and backhoes, dumpsters, and trucks occupy space on the lot.

While riding by one day, I was able to ask a man driving in what was going on. He replied that the company has a contract with the city to fix the flooding problem in Mission Beach.

Pump Station N has had a history of failure during heavy rains, resulting in flooding in low-lying Mission and Pacific Beaches. Located at Santa Clara Point in Mission Beach, Pump Station N recirculates water from Pacific Beach and pumps it out into Mission Bay. When Pump Station N takes in more water than it can handle, the pipe backs up and flooding occurs in Mission Beach and Pacific Beach, particularly along areas of Mission Boulevard and Pacific Beach Drive.

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