Sand Clogs our River
Hurricane Harvey deposited new sand bars like this one on the East and West Forks of the San Jacinto. They contribute to flooding by reducing the river’s velocity and carrying capacity.
More Keeps Coming
More than a dozen mines expose twenty square miles of sand upstream from Kingwood. Floods scoop it up and drop it downstream where it blocks the river, bayous and drainage ditches.
16,000 Homes, 3300 Businesses Flooded
Twenty percent of all homes and forty percent of all businesses in the area were affected by Harvey. We must act now to reduce the impact of future floods.