Elm Grove resident Jeff Miller reported tonight that Rebel Contractors was busy widening and deepening a crucial detention pond near homes that flooded in Elm Grove and North Kingwood Forest. According to Miller, “The pond is starting to assume its final shape with the sloping of the edges.”
Here’s the plan for the pond.
For comparison, the “pond” looked like this after the storm on May 7…non-existent. For comparison purposes, consider this the BEFORE SHOT.
Here’s what it looked like on the afternoon of 5/30/19. This Woodridge Village detention pond should ultimately hold about 50 acre feet of runoff. Had it been excavated before the May 7th rains, many homes might not have flooded. It could have reduced the height of the flood by one whole foot across a 50-acre area.
Said Miller, “Better late than never.” The video below lets you get a better look at the expansiveness of the pond.
Dirt from this pond and others will build up the rest of the subdivision.
Posted by Bob Rehak on May 30, 2019, with photos and reporting from Jeff Miller
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