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I live in Orange county southern California. My adjoining, down slope, neighbor has had problems with flooding in his lower bedroom during heavy rains. This flooding has occurred for the 17 years that he has owned his property. Over the years he has built low concrete block and wooden fencing along his upslope property lines, rear and side, the most recent of these walls was built last summer. This new wall is on the rear of his property, and diverts drainage from the natural low point of the upslope neighbors, onto my property. All of these walls and fences have changed the natural flow of drainage rain water onto my property, and now approximately 60,000 square feet of upslope property now is forced to flow down my side yard. This drainage area is unimproved backyard plantings / orchard or natural unimproved scrub, and the natural slope would have had this water flowing through his property to the street. When we purchased, 7 years ago, we knew that we needed to sensitive to our neighbors needs and mindful of the predicted heavy rainfall, el Nino, of the year so we put a small dirt trench along the side yard, this was intended to be temporary. What are my rights and responsibilities?