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  • John Carlson Living Trust
  • 10/30/20
  • Pompano Beach, FL
  • 33062
  • 150 / Hourly
  • Contractor
Need a single report created to support the thesis that a seawall will not stop flooding and answering the question:

Your Means of Correction says: tidal waters are entering the property negatively impacting adjacent properties and public rights-of-way. And Please make the necessary corrections.... The ordinance claims each owner is required to complete the proposed remedy within 365 days which is a 5-foot high seawall.

Constructing a 5-foot seawall may satisfy the Code of Ordinances but will not prevent flooding. Water levels and associated flooding rise and fall with the water table with or without seawalls.

Below the water level in your photograph is the zone of saturation . Pores are infiltrated with water as a result of tremendous water pressure from an incoming high tide. Overflow from the Intracoastal Waterway is a visible factor. But other contributors include dips on both sides of the road, all the underground utilities, weep holes in existing seawalls together with seawall joint leakage.

Just to the right of the above tree is a FDOT concrete flume designed to drain the roadway. If a seawall were to be built connected to the existing, drainage would be impeded from the roadway from ordinary rain and cause backup puddling.

Your claim is that a seawall is the proposed remedy or cure for this flooding and water transmission. But seawalls are erosion control structures and delay at best, any resulting flood from incoming tides. Water seeks its own level on both sides of the wall. A1A conducts water travel along the road onto adjacent properties. Such water migration renders your claim for relief impossiblewith seawalls or without.

Your claim is hereby rejected as impossibility of performance. Uncontrollable circumstances have rendered performance of your remedy impossible. A seawall will not prevent water from impacting adjacent properties and public rights-of-way.

Your Notice, the Ordinance as below and the remedy are flawed. If FDOT or the Metropolitan Planning organization (MPO) raises the road to 4-feet NAVD88, flooding of the road will be eliminated. Adjacent properties simply fill in their land with or without seawalls and the water problem is solved.

If a seawall is required and it floods as before, $80,000.00 in damages will be the only result.

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