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Lawmakers push to investigate release from Lake Conroe dam

Lawmakers push to investigate release from Lake Conroe dam


RASTA, KPRC CHANNEL 2 NEWS.>>THANK YOU. TRASH AND DEBRIS HAVE REPLACED THE FLOOD WATERS THAT COVERED MANY STREETS. KINGWOOD WAS HIT HARD BY FLOODING AFTER MASSIVE AMOUNTS OF WATER RELEASED FROM THE LAKE CONROE DAM. THAT HAS ONE ELECTED LEADER CALLING FOR AN INVE
INVESTIGATION TO SEE IF THIS REALLY HAD TO BE THI BAD.>>THIS IS PART OF MY HOUSE.>>Reporter: THERE ARE TWO THINGS GROWING IN THE KINGWOOD AREA OF HOUSTON. THE GARBAGE, OF COURSE, IS ONE OF THEM. BUT QUESTIONS ARE GROWING, TOO, SPECIFICALLY DID IT HAVE TO BE THIS BAD?>>THIS ROOM IS STILL WET UP TO HERE.>>Reporter: JUDY AND GEORGE’S HOME, LIKE MANY AROUND HOUSTON, HAS TO BE GUTTED. AT LEAST HER HOME IS STILL STANDING.>>THIS ISN’T GOING ANYWHERE.>>Reporter: UNLIKE OTHERS IN THE KINGWOOD AREA, THAT WASHED AWAY. FLOOD GATES AT LAKE CONROE WERE OPENED AND THE WATER CAME ROAR HERE A NEARLY 80,000 CUBIC FEET PER SECOND.>>IT SHOULD HAVE BEEN MORE COORDINATION UPSTREAM ALL THE WAY THROUGH AND MATH DON>>Reporter: THE SAN JACINTO RIVER MADE THAT DECISION, ONE THAT WILL COME UNDER INTENSE SCRUTINY. STATE REPRESENTATIVE IS CALLING FOR AN INVESTIGATION.>>THE SAN JACINTO RIVER SHORT AND THE PEOPLE WHO CONTROL THES WATERWAYS APPOINTED THROUGH THE GOVERNOR’S AWFUL. WE WANT SOME DISCUSSION ABOUT THIS. SOMEBODY NEEDS TO EXPLAIN THIS.>>Reporter: COUNCILMAN MARTIN INSINUATING AN ULTERIOR MOTIVE.>>ARE THOSE PEOPLE PROTECTING THEIR OWN INTERESTS OR PROTECTING THE INTEREST OF EVERYBODY WITHIN THE GREATER HOUSTON METROPOLIT AREA?>>Reporter: HE ALSO POINTS OUT ATTEMPTS TO PREVENT SOMETHING LIKE THIS WERE NEVER MADE.>>GOES BACK TO MANY YEARS AGO. WAS TALKED ABOUT DREDGING THIS LAKE. WE’VE HAD IT TIME AND TIME AGAIN

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