arche_757 Posted May 8, 2019 Share Posted May 8, 2019 31 minutes ago, por favor gracias said: I drove through Kingwood late last night and thought the exact same thing. The cost of irresponsible planning is immeasurable. Kingwood and a few other areas were over developed (sadly) without regard to the 10,000 lbs gorilla staring them in the face: upstream flooding and river management, or lack thereof in event of flooding. This is the same for the areas near the Brazos in Fort Bend, and areas built in the flood pool(s) of Buffalo Bayou. It’s a shame. What’s even worse is that elevating structures another foot or two - at the time - probably wouldn’t have been that costly. Now it’s a BIG expense. Not saying that they wouldn’t have flooded otherwise during certain extreme events, but I’ll wager quite a few would have been fine. We need a regional flood authority, with regional control and -importantly- oversight of these yokel river authorities. This should be true moving forward state-wise... but I’m not going to hold my breath. 9 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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