City Of San Marcos: A Case Study

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As the storm subsides and the sun peeks through the clouds, murky water flows through the once beautiful scene of the San Marcos River, destroying property, displacing families, and disrupting businesses. Recent flooding in San Marcos has had a profound effect on the city and its surrounding area. The City of San Marcos must consider a more sustainable approach to development in order to prevent future flooding. The City of San Marcos often approves development projects in flood-prone areas despite those projects likely exacerbating the city’s growing flood problem. Sean Welsh writes of San Marcos “regularly [approving] projects near dangerous waterways” and imposing only “moderate requirements for flood-control measures” despite San Marcos
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