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John T Roberts

Member Since 04 Apr 2004
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In Topic: Northside Developments (Non-Stockyards / Non-TRV Projects)

Yesterday, 05:42 PM

It is zoned "E" - Neighborhood Commercial.

In Topic: Oncor/Old Electric Building Getting Revamp

30 September 2022 - 09:38 PM

The nomination to the National Register of Historic Places was approved a couple of weeks ago.  The building now is officially designated at this level.  The listing in Architecture in Fort Worth has been updated.

In Topic: Forum Meetings - Last Friday of the Month: 11:45

30 September 2022 - 02:22 PM

Lunch was fun today.  I enjoyed it. 

In Topic: City's Preliminary Flood Maps

30 September 2022 - 02:16 PM

From what I can remember all the way to the time when I was a kid, Sycamore Creek was always subject to flash flooding.  If you look at its watershed and drainage area, it is a fairly major tributary of the West Fork of the Trinity.


The location at the creek, Granbury Road, and the railroad trestle has been e choke point ever since I can remember.  The water flowing through there is constricted by the infrastructure of city streets and railroad trestle, so it backs up to the intersection.  This construction of a county road or highway over a creek with a railroad trestle above the other two was a pretty common way having grade separations between car and rail in the early 20th century.  Before any development occurred there, Granbury Road made a dog leg to jump sides of the tracks at that location. 

In Topic: City's Preliminary Flood Maps

30 September 2022 - 09:25 AM

Doohickie, you are about 60 higher than I am in actual elevation.  Even though

South Hills has the large creek that runs along Westcreek Drive, it seems that much of the neighborhood is built on a large fairly flat ridge.  Over where I live there are a lot of small hills that drain to different watersheds.  If you notice, I live at the headwaters of Zoo Creek and the hilltop where I live drains to Zoo Creek and to Sycamore Creek.


As for which areas are more likely to flood, I think the City Flood Risk Areas tend to flood when there is flash flooding and heavy rains in the localized vicinity.  The FEMA Flood Zones appear to flood when large amounts of heavy rain have moved downstream over the course of several days.