Harvey Flooding: How Houston’S Format Made It Worse

Pinheiro did not respond to repeated requests for comment this week on Houston’s storm water infrastructure.
The disaster in Houston, he said, proves that urban flooding is becoming a national problem.
“In January, t he Houston city council approved $10 million in initial funding to reduce drainage problems along three of its bayous.
Nashville has mandated that level for residential properties since 1979, said Roger Lindsey, a Nashville storm water and floodplain manager.
Earlier this year, Rod Pinheiro, director of Houston’s Storm Water Maintenance Branch, wrote that certain areas developed before 1985 were prone to flooding because of “inadequate and undersized infrastructure.

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