Below the Waterlines

Five years after Harvey, a solution to the flood threat from the Addicks and Barker Reservoirs remains a long way off

Posted on · The most popular solution to the flooding threat from the Addicks and Barker Reservoirs is a massive underground stormwater tunnel. It would cost billions of dollars and remains more than a decade away from the start of construction.

Hurricane Harvey

Federal Judge Denies DOJ Request For Year-Long Delay In Suits Over Harvey Flooding

Posted on · Justice Department attorneys said the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers needed the time to “look for documents” regarding the release of floodwaters from Addicks and Barker Dams, which inundated thousands of homes. Chief Judge Susan G. Braden of the U.S. Court of Federal Claims slammed the request as “insulting.”