Friday, August 10, 2007

A Riddle or More

When does an easement become a flood?

What can overwhelm a system that works the rest of the time?

If you build your property up, what becomes of those who are below?


Mark Schnepper said...

The irony is that the creek and brige at croft road can't be widened because it wouldn't be fair to flood out Magnolia.

My recollection is that the first time this happened was after they put 200 or so houses upstream of abey/koth north of porter road (correct me if I am wrong, because I don't put it together at the time before I heard the Magnolia argument). Now they are putting another 150 houses in Westfield Meadows and have built up that low lying area that was previously conservency land to a higher elevation than abey koth subdivision. Just because we are in the same city why is this O.K.???? I don't see why flooding Abey Koth subdivision is any different than flooding out Magnolia?

Heather said...

Wow. Is this issue going to get worse with the new homes they plan to build behind? Are they going to be in the same predicament?