When I casually speculated that future administrations would likely find many flaws in the constructions of Trump's fake border "wall," I did not necessarily expect the Washington Post would report as much the very next day.
Border officials and engineers who spoke to the Post say the Trump regime did not account for the summer monsoon season of the desert southwest when they designed Trump's fence and most sections of it lack storm gates that will allow water and the debris it carries to pass through.
Installing those gates is expected to make it even easier to pass beyond the so-called "wall." Moreover, there are already large gaps in the "wall" left behind by construction crews who had no other choice.
NACO, Ariz. — President Trump's border wall probably will require the installation of hundreds of storm gates to prevent flash floods from undermining or knocking it over, gates that must be left open for months every summer during "monsoon season" in the desert, according to U.S. border officials, agents and engineers familiar with the plans. [...]
Outside of the high-traffic areas, much of the U.S.-Mexico border through New Mexico and Arizona is lined with vehicle barriers that are welded from old rail tracks. Though they would stop a car or truck from crossing, they allow water and debris — as well as wildlife and people — to pass through.
Trump’s border project is replacing those barriers with the steel bollards, which act like a sieve and can impede water flow.
At several locations in Arizona where construction crews are racing to erect the structure, workers have been leaving gaps at creek beds and river channels because they do not yet have the new fencing panels with storm gates. Older vehicle barriers remain in place along those sections, the gaps akin to missing teeth.
Of course Trump is replacing something that has always worked with a gaudy piece of shit that will be dilapidated within a few years.
It's kind of his thing.