Illustrations of outflow from Addicks and Barker
It is less impactful for the Corps to conduct controlled water releases now; causing moderate flooding than to keep retaining the water until it flows over the uncontrolled spillway; causing severe flooding. Controlled releases may cause moderate flooding. Waiting until water flows past uncontrolled spillway may cause severe flooding. #Harvey

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