Booming Houston built over land meant for flood projects

HOUSTON (AP) — Houston’s explosive growth built over land that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers had meant for more projects to help the city against chronic flooding.

Army Corps records dating back to the 1940s show the city was supposed to have a third flood-control reservoir, as well as a levee and canals to carry water. Developers built over the land instead, and kept building subdivisions across the drainage basin for the city’s existing flood-control reservoirs and dams.

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