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Dan Sebesta

Retired professional engineer

Dan Sebesta is retired professional engineer. He spent the last eight years studying flooding, causes, effects, results and solutions all over the world to solve the flooding issue at his farm in Iowa County. His home in Bellaire flooded in 1979, which incentivized him to elevate his new home so it did not flood during Harvey.

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The floods of the 1950s and the floods today

Flooding is not new, but solving the flooding issue is much more difficult today than it was in the late 50’s and 60’s. That’s due to government regulations and bureaucratic government agencies, and to a different attitude among landowners in the 50’s vs. today.