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Harvey Floodwaters Will Take Over a Month to Recede

Harvey Floodwaters Will Take Over a Month to Recede

By Laura Italiano | New York Post

It will take more than a month for Harvey’s trillions of gallons of water to completely recede.

The region’s flat topography, hard clay soil and sprawl of new development combine to make for a drainage nightmare, experts say.

Harvey has dumped an estimated 24.5 trillion gallons of water over six days on Texas and Louisiana — a massive amount considering that 1 trillion gallons is as much water as flows over Niagara Falls in 15 days.

And the Houston area’s humid climate slows evaporation to a near standstill.

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