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Paved-Over Wetlands Cause Flooding Concern

Experts are warning that rapid development around the city of Houston that is paving over the area's wetlands is also increasing the potential for flooding and damage from heavy rains.

Drivers attempt to cross the floodwaters on Highway 59 in Houston on April 18, 2016.

Experts are warning that rapid development around the city of Houston that is paving over the area's wetlands is also increasing the potential for flooding and damage from heavy rains. Harris County, one of the country's most flood-prone areas, is not requiring enough detention ponds, according to some observers. (The Associated Press)

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