'Unstoppable Force Meets an Immoveable Object'
Climate Change is real and the changes to our weather patterns and atmosphere are causing more extreme flood events like Hurricane Harvey. Unsustainable development patterns also create more flood risk by increasing rainfall runoff. This coupled with more intense rainfalls create the ideal conditions for severe flood risk in urban areas. Along Cypress Creek in Houston, Texas, this tree became the immovable object against the unstoppable force of of 32,000 cubic feet per second of stream flow. To visualize the magnitude of the water flowing through this area, think of 32,000 basketballs of water flowing past you every second, each containing about a cubic foot of water.