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$3Mil to dredge the San Jac River

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SoupIsGoodFood 1
voice of reason 1
Let Logic Prevail 4
SagaciousSighFiGurl 4
MatthewM 1
Joe Blow 6
TinktheSprite 6
DVaz 1
Butterbean 1
Prolix Raconteur 3
SwampZombie 1

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SagaciousSighFiGurl (Mod) --- 191 days ago -

I'm glad. I just thought it would cost way more, but let the dredging begin! 

Let Logic Prevail --- 191 days ago -

That's all he's allocating? That will barely put a dent in the project cost.

It took an intimidation campaign of blasting him with emails this past week, six months after the disaster, for him to finally show up down here and that's all he offers? Look into the estimated cost to fully dredge. $3M is a drop in the bucket.

From the article:"The money for the buyouts and dredging preparations will come from the state's hazard mitigation fund, which comes from the federal government, Abbott said. He did not say how much more might be needed for dredging, but experts say the costs can be enormous." 

Joe Blow --- 191 days ago -

Put your LOGIC aside. Some here form opinions without even reviewing all the facts or without even reading the article. We call them 

Let Logic Prevail --- 191 days ago -

Well, it's a start. 

TinktheSprite --- 191 days ago -

It's a dent but it's the right dent! The money is going where it should! 

Prolix Raconteur --- 190 days ago -

Abbot said $3million was available immediately to begin a study/survey of where and how to begin the enormous project. It will take years and cost in the tens, if not hundreds of millions to complete. It is a start at least. 

Joe Blow --- 190 days ago -

It's equivalent to like peeing in the river during a drought in an effort to raise the lake level.

LMFAO 

SagaciousSighFiGurl (Mod) --- 190 days ago -

A study HAS to be done first anyway. It?s a step in the right direction.

Some people on this site are so bitter and hateful, they can?t think straight. Word 

Prolix Raconteur --- 190 days ago -

Joe still doesn't understand the difference between a study and actually dredging the river, apparently. $3mill will cover a very comprehensive study. It's the first step in the process. 

Joe Blow --- 190 days ago -

You all do know what it took to get the doofus down here in the first place six months after the fact right? He was shamed into it and/or intimidated but you all keep supporting him just because he is a pubie. 

Joe Blow --- 190 days ago -

You all do understand that time is of the essence right? You all are aware that we had an inch of rain recently and the river was out of its banks already right? You all do know that rainy season is almost upon us right? You all mustn't have flooded if you are a-okay with the lack of interest the gove has for Kingwood residents. 

Prolix Raconteur --- 190 days ago -

I flooded and fully understand the complexities and monolith speed at which ANY government operates. If they actually have a study funded and underway within a year of the flood it will be an exception and not the norm. 

voice of reason --- 190 days ago -

if they address it that slow there is a high probability we will flood again first. we can't risk that. did you go to david martin's town hall? it was explained that people will rebuild ~once~ and after that we are all in trouble. 

DVaz --- 190 days ago -

I'm guessing the real cost is over 100-million. 

Let Logic Prevail --- 190 days ago -

That sounds more like it. 

SagaciousSighFiGurl (Mod) --- 190 days ago -

"You all do understand that time is of the essence right? You all are aware that we had an inch of rain recently and the river was out of its banks already right? You all do know that rainy season is almost upon us right? You all mustn't have flooded if you are a-okay with the lack of interest the gove has for Kingwood residents. "




No. Only you know everything. Lol 

TinktheSprite --- 190 days ago -

We have to dredge. We have to start. And if $3miil gets us going then hooray for that. 

TinktheSprite --- 134 days ago -

Dredging from Hwy 59 to Lake Houston will commence June 8th or thereabouts. They estimate the amount of sand that will be removed would fill up the Astrodome -1/2 times. 

SagaciousSighFiGurl (Mod) --- 134 days ago -

Holy smokes. What a job! 

SoupIsGoodFood --- 134 days ago -

They have also allotted money to do some improvements to the damn. Like install actual flood gates. 

TinktheSprite --- 134 days ago -

And there's talk about lowering Lake Conroe 2ft. during times just before predicted rains. Hopefully, Kingwood will not flood ever again. Then again, some of those homes are built so close to the water. In fact, the entire subdivision of Barrington used to be a bog and wetlands. 

Let Logic Prevail --- 130 days ago -

I haven't heard any talk of shutting down the sand mining. Until that is contained it'll go right back into the river and clog it again. 

SwampZombie --- 130 days ago -

The Sand Mining needs to go! By the way, dredging goes on all of the time in Louisiana and on the Mississippi. The dredgers use the sand for fracking and other things (it has value, thus the sand mining) so maybe the money mostly goes for buy-outs. In the past there was an offer made to prior City of Houston mayor and council to dredge the river for free because of the value of the sediment/sand, but the greedy COH turned it down! 

Joe Blow --- 130 days ago -

Are you living in the San Jack swamp or are you part of Trumpty Dump's Swamp Zombie contingent?

Superb name.

LMFAO 

Joe Blow --- 130 days ago -

In the past there was an offer made to prior City of Houston mayor and council to dredge the river for free because of the value of the sediment/sand, but the greedy COH turned it down!?



Whoa, what's your source on this? 

TinktheSprite --- 130 days ago -

They have asked large land owners if they can take the sand when dredged from the River. They say the amount of sand could possibly fill up the Astrodome 2-1/2 times? Wasn't it once toxic?? They told the kids as white and tempting as the sand was at Rivergrove park, stay away from it! 

MatthewM --- 129 days ago -

Wasn't it once toxic?? They told the kids as white and tempting as the sand was at Rivergrove park, stay away from it!?


No and, no, they did not. That was a false rumor. 

Butterbean --- 129 days ago -

Spend the money. Then ask for some more. Then some more.

The dredgers need the business.

After the next 40+ inches of rain to our west and north, you can do it all again. 

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