SKANSKA FROM DRAINING
Lake Thicket, located in West
Houston, has historically been a major retention
area during flood events in the Buffalo Bayou
watershed and has acted as an important flood
water "safety valve."
A foreign developer has purchased the land on
which Lake Thicket resides and has announced its
intention to drain and fill the lake.
Filling the lake and low lying areas on the
property could add approximately 10 million
gallons of water directly into our creeks and
bayou that would likely result in additional
flooding of not only neighboring properties, but
also homes within the Buffalo Bayou watershed.
The option to counteract this additional
flooding would be to spend our taxpayer dollars
to buy private property on which trees would
have to be to be cut down and retention areas
dug. Don’t let this foreign developer flood our
homes or require us to spend tax dollars to
mitigate its proposed actions.
2009 LIDAR PONDING MODEL
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