Running under severals streets of the City of Utica are ancient creeks, coming down from the hills on the south side of the Mohawk Valley. While covered over by streets and structures, water still flows. And, when the streets are flooded by heavy rains, there is building pressure from rising water under the ground. Some of that water has caused problems with Utica roadways. But, city engineers are aware and have a plan in place to deal with it.