Monday several State Senators were present in Montgomery County to hear testimony on the Harvey Flooding. Members of Federal, State and local agencies answered questions put to them by the panel. In addition several residents also testified. This video is the one-hour and fifteen minute testimony given by the San Jacinto River Authority. Questions were put to them on why there was no pre-release. Why the gates had to open. The way the dam is designed the normal water level is 18-inches below the top of the gates. When the release of almost 80,000 CFS of water was released, almost 140,000 CFS were entering the lake from the watershed above. It water were to pour over the gates the possibility of immediate erosion and possible failure was possible. It was explained and documented by them on the weather predictions and rainfall across the area. Discussions came up on dealing with dredging the river, and possibly additional retention ponds below the dam. THe entire 6-1/2 hour video will be posted as soon as we are able to get it loaded to the server.