JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- On rainy days Roger Potter hates to look out his backdoor.
"I hate days like today when it is raining," said Potter. "Especially when it rains heavy."
Potter doesn't hate the rain, but before it stops raining he and his two other neighbors must face a recurring problem in their backyards -- flooding.
"The area behind us is all water," he said.
Their homes are in the Lexington Park community and adjacent to designated wetlands. Between the two is a conservation easement.
Potter said when they purchased their homes everything was okay with the wetlands behind their properties.
"The city passed everything," he said.
But with the rainy season the wetlands have become a swamp and the water is running into their yards making a portion of it unusable.