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Alford v. United States

ELR Case

The Federal Circuit reversed a Court of Federal Claims ruling that the U.S. government was liable for flooding private properties when it raised the water level of a lake in Mississippi to prevent a nearby levee from breaching....

Downstream Addicks and Barker (Texas) Flood-Control Reservoirs

ELR Case

The Court of Federal Claims held that the U.S. government was not liable for the flooding of homes near two dams managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Houston during Hurricane Harvey. Property owners downstream of the dams...

In re Upstream Addicks and Baker (Texas) Flood-Control Reservoirs

ELR Case

The Court of Federal Claims held the U.S. government liable for the flooding of homes and businesses near two dams managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Houston during Hurricane Harvey. Property owners argued that the...

H. Res. 1087

ELR Congressional Update

H.R. 6666

ELR Congressional Update

Managing Property Buyouts at the Local Level: Seeking Benefits and Limiting Harms

ELR Article

Efforts to conduct buyouts of at-risk properties are an increasingly popular resilience tool, especially in response to massive flooding losses in recent years and the financial predicament of the National Flood Insurance Program. Calls...

St. Bernard Parish Government v. United States

ELR Case

The Federal Circuit held that the U.S. government is not liable for flood damages that property owners in the New Orleans area incurred following Hurricane Katrina. The property owners filed suit under the Tucker Act, alleging that the...

Ideker Farms, Inc. v. United States

ELR Case

In a 259-page opinion, a federal claims court held that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is responsible for causing recurrent flooding along the Missouri River. Farmers, landowners, and business owners filed takings claims against the...

83 FR 7239

ELR Federal Agency Update