Corps to prepare report on May flooding

Tuesday, June 22, 2010 at 9:37pm
Staff reports

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has been besieged with questions — and provided very few answers — in the weeks following historic flooding in the Nashville area.

Some business owners have even taken legal action against the Corps, blaming the severity of flooding on poor decisions made by the agency.

Home- and business-owners alike may finally get answers to the litany of questions when the Corps completes its After Action Review Report on the May flooding.

The report will examine what happened, what lessons can be learned, and what future improvements can be made. Results are expected to be published by mid-July.

The Corps said Tuesday it has completed high water mark surveys in the Nashville area. The surveys will provide baseline information for current and future post-flood reports, and the information will be used to update and revise current estimates of the frequency and size of potential future storms.