border wall in tatters by historic monsoons in Arizona 

border wall in tatters by historic monsoons in Arizona 
Trump border wall in tatters by historic monsoons in Arizona 

Summertime monsoons blasted through a portion of former president Donald Trump's border wall near San Bernardino National Wildlife Reserve in Arizona.

Photos shared on social media show the wall is disrepair after storms knocked the floodgates off their hinges.

Since it's erection, the barrier lining the US-Mexico, which Trump has previously described as being 'virtually impenetrable,' has struggled to withstand the power of wind, rain and manmade power tools.

The damage that took place near San Bernardino was the result of downpour of rain, totaling about 2.15 inches, that funneled washes and flooding across the region. 

A portion of Trump's border wall was damaged in Arizona last week as monsoons blasted through the borderlands region

A photograph shared by an Arizona-based environmentalist Kate Scott shows the portion of wall, located in in Silver Creek, about 17 miles northeast of Douglas, Arizona, with floodgates open and lined with debris including large trees. 

The barrier did not withstand the 'several feet of rising water' that traveled through the area last week, according to Border Report.

The National Weather Service recorded 2.5 inches of rain in the area on Aug. 17.

A Customs and Border Protection spokesperson confirmed to the Associated Press on Monday that the floodgates had been opened in wake of the rainfall, which is said to be 'far above normal' amounts.

The gates are intended to prevent the build-up of boulders, branches and other debris during heavy rains. CBP says it is typical for the gates to be opened when major rainfall is predicted.

The National Weather Service recorded 2.5 in. of rain in Arizona's borderlands area on Aug. 17

The National Weather Service recorded 2.5 in. of rain in Arizona's borderlands area on Aug. 17

Homes in the borderlands region were hit by a flash flood from a monsoon rainstorm, which was made worse by the quick runoff from the denuded landscape of the burn scar of a major wildfire upslope

The government agency is currently assessing the damage along the wall and plans to repair it in the future.

Trump, who focused heavily on the border wall during his presidential campaign, built just three miles of primary wall on the U.S.-Mexico border where no barrier existed while in office.

While 194 miles of wall had been built by May 2020, the vast majority of 'new' wall was replacing old wall. Only 16 miles of the 194 represented construction in places a wall didn't exist, and of that tally, 13 miles were new secondary wall, while three were primary.

Now, as the wall faces flood damage, critics argue Arizona's weather was not extreme but, instead, the wall was poorly built.

Center for Biological Diversity Borderlands Campaigner Laiken Jordahl claims is common amid the state's monsoon season. 

'For years, we have been warning and

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