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The Source: How Does Development Affect SA's Flood Problem?

Joey Palacios

When it rains, it floods in San Antonio. Is this just an act of nature, or engineering and the way the city is built out?

The city could require tougher standards for new development but when that doesn't happen, billions are spent on drainage improvements. Still, high-water incidents cost lives and property damage.

What are the policy and planning solutions that could fix the city's flash flood problem?


David Martin Davies can be reached at dmdavies@tpr.org and on Twitter at @DavidMartinDavi