“No adverse impacts.” Really? Really! That’s what they say. Read the full report here.
It May Be Time to Rethink That Assertion, LJA!
In the conclusion of the cover letter of the report dated 8/28/18, Phyllis Mbewe, the project manager of hydrology and hydraulics for LJA Engineering guarantees Dan Wild, Montgomery County’s assistant engineer, that there will be:
- No downstream impacts to Taylor Gully water surface elevations
- No adverse drainage impacts to neighboring communities (such as Elm Grove or North Kingwood Forest).
She says, “…the proposed development of the 268-acre tract creates no adverse drainage impacts for events up to and including the 100-year event.”
So What Went Wrong?
- Bad Assumptions?
- Bad Plans?
- Bad Execution?
- Bad Project Management?
- Bad timing?
- Worse rainfall than they planned for? Or…
- One or more of the above?
Harris County’s meteorologist, Jeff Lindner estimates that, at most, last Tuesday’s rain was a 50-year event in this area.
Plea for Expert Advice
If you are an engineer or hydrologist, please help. Review these plans and give me your thoughts. You may remain anonymous if you wish. Please email me through the contact page of this web site. 196 families really need your help. The house you save may be your own…the next time around.
Posted by Bob Rehak on May 16, 2019
625 Days since Hurricane Harvey