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« Reply #15 on: May 24, 2019, 07:34:37 am »

They may be counting on a flood to get the insurance.  Since it's a lot more difficult to start a flood than a fire, no one will suspect anything fishy.
 
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Something sure smells fishy.
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« Reply #16 on: May 24, 2019, 11:00:07 am »

I wonder if they will rethink this location?   Undecided



It seems so foolish to move forward without drastic changes to the land there. It also seems foolish to builid many of those new developments along the River around 121st and further south which are mostly all flooded at least partially, and many are at risk of full flooding if they have to increase flow rates higher. That whole area is a natural and designed floodplain for the Arkansas River. Some neighborhoods did decent flood mitigation design, but looks like most developers just did the bare minimum and people buy it thinking it won't happen to them.

There needs to be quite an exhaustive infrastructure project to make those far south riverfront areas usable but that probably won't happen. Meanwhile, developers will keep doing what they do and adding some dirt and a ponds and claiming it's ok. This will happen again and probably a bit more frequently than once every 33 years.
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« Reply #17 on: May 24, 2019, 01:36:42 pm »

It seems so foolish to move forward without drastic changes to the land there. It also seems foolish to builid many of those new developments along the River around 121st and further south which are mostly all flooded at least partially, and many are at risk of full flooding if they have to increase flow rates higher. That whole area is a natural and designed floodplain for the Arkansas River. Some neighborhoods did decent flood mitigation design, but looks like most developers just did the bare minimum and people buy it thinking it won't happen to them.

There needs to be quite an exhaustive infrastructure project to make those far south riverfront areas usable but that probably won't happen. Meanwhile, developers will keep doing what they do and adding some dirt and a ponds and claiming it's ok. This will happen again and probably a bit more frequently than once every 33 years.

Protecting the houses at 121st and Delaware would make some people down stream really unhappy.  Water has to go somewhere.
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« Reply #18 on: May 24, 2019, 01:40:25 pm »

“Develop the river” sounded better as a slogan before this week. Nature and reality have intruded is a serious way.
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« Reply #19 on: May 24, 2019, 07:10:31 pm »

“Develop the river” sounded better as a slogan before this week. Nature and reality have intruded is a serious way.

As we speak, Riverspirit Casino is surrounded by water, and all the parking is submerged.  How many times can this happen before the foundation liquefies? 
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