The property behind mine has a creek running through it. Three years ago the County rebuilt the bridge near the Southeast corner of my property. The new bridge was not built to handle enough capacity. The result is that during heavy rain the bridge reaches it's maximum capacity and then becomes a damn. The water builds up against the bridge above the holes for a few feet. This causes the water to back up and go across the road toward my property. It basically moves the creek flow on to my property. Last May the creek completely surrounded and went under my house. Destroyed my HVAC ducting. This Christmas weekend 80% of my 5 acres was under water. My property was never considered a flood zone until they replaced the bridge. I have excellent video and photo evidence of everything. The property is 3BR, 2BA 2650sqft on 5 acres. I believe the property has lost it's sale-ability due to the flooding caused by the new bridge.
You'll want to talk to a lawyer who practices in "eminent domain" and "inverse condemnation." The Oklahoma Bar Association website (okbar.org) has a means to search attorneys by practice area. Good luck.
You can certainly have a land use attorney investigate this. We can't recommend specific lawyers in this forum, but you can use the lawyer finder tool to locate one close to your home.
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