The unprecedented 2017 storm dumped more than 50 inches of rain on the Houston area but as rain events and flooding become the new normal, new research is needed to respond.

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These dams needed replacing 15 years ago. Now Texas will drain four lakes instead — causing other problems.

This story was first published by The Texas Tribune, a nonprofit, nonpartisan media organization that informs Texans — and engages with them — about public policy, politics, government and statewide issues.

The dam at Lake McQueeny, near Seguin
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: Sep 11, 2019
Hurricane Harvey, Urban Planning

Flood buyout recipients likely to move to equally flood-prone, whiter, wealthier areas, study shows

Rice University researchers found flood victims accept federal buyouts as long as their new neighborhood is whiter and wealthier than their former. 

Car under flood water floodwater
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: Sep 5, 2019
Housing, Hurricane Harvey

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