All the above is true, but....there were rumblings from Mayor Turner about dredging the lake before the hurricane. Which, to me anyway, made sense then and now.
I'm no hydrologist but I don't think that dredging alone will assure no more flooding. Gates at Lake Houston dam and better management of Lake Conroe levels would help.
dredging the river without dredging the lake isn't going to help much either. The big sand bar in the middle is gonna create havoc. the water will not be able to get around it fast enough...
essentially, we have moved the bottle neck from the hwy 59 bridge, now to the sandbar. correct me if I am wrong.
I agree it seems pointless to dredge the river and not the lake.
I haven't had enough morning coffee yet....is that the plan? I somehow assumed they would attack the lake as well. If they dredge the lake they would increase holding capacity and I guess increase the speed of water going in, and out.
We've been fooling with mother nature since building the lake. Now we're going to have to keep fooling with it.