Did development along the Blanco River worsen flooding that killed 13 people and wiped out parts of Wimberley in 2015?
A new study says so. Wimberley, the Central Texas town that’s located in “Flash Flood Alley” — known as one of the most flood-prone regions of the continent — is also part of Hays County, one of the fastest-growing counties in the nation.
Does this ring a bell? A 2016 investigation by the Texas Tribune and ProPublica found that unchecked development has worsened flooding in the Houston area — and that climate change has led to more frequent and severe rainstorms.