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Professor says Chesterfield Valley in greater danger to flood

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(KMOV.com) -- A local professor says some of the biggest and newest developments in the St. Louis area could be the site of catastrophic flooding.

 
Washington University Earth Science professor Robert Criss said developing new businesses in the Chesterfield Valley is a bad idea.
 
Back during the Great Flood of ’93, the Chesterfield Valley area was under massive amounts of water and now Criss said the new malls and businesses built since ‘93 are new targets for an inevitable flood.
 
“There developing it in an absurd way.  What’s wrong with what they’re doing is putting more infrastructures in a low lying area that’s going to flood,” said Criss, “We have all the evidence in the world that flooding is becoming worse and worse with time.”
 
Chesterfield’s Public Works Director said all of the buildings in Chesterfield Valley are fully compliant with Federal flood standards.
 

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