Flooded Houston-area homeowners might have been spared ruin — but only if they read the fine print

Read the full story in the Dallas Morning News.

They sat tucked away in a Fort Bend county clerk’s file for the past two decades: 25 words on a public document that could have spared thousands of homeowners from losing everything.

If only the homeowners had seen them.

In the finest of fine print, the county warned in 1997: “This subdivision is adjacent to the Barker Reservoir and is subject to extended controlled inundation under the management of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.”

Author: Laura B.

I'm the Illinois Sustainable Technology Center's Sustainability Information Curator, which is a fancy way of saying embedded librarian. I'm also Executive Director of the Great Lakes Regional Pollution Prevention Roundtable. When not writing for Environmental News Bits, I'm an avid reader. Visit Laura's Reads to see what I'm currently reading.

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