Upstream Addicks and Barker (Texas) Flood-Control Reservoirs

ELR Citation: 50 ELR 20002
No(s). 17-9001L (Fed. Cl. Dec 17, 2019) (Lettow, J.)

The Court of Federal Claims held the U.S. government liable for the flooding of homes and businesses near two dams managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Houston during Hurricane Harvey. Property owners argued that the government improperly used their land to retain floodwaters during the hu...