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2005

December 22, 2005 - Construction of Arthur Storey Park Stormwater Detention Basin Nearly Complete
The Harris County Flood Control District has been approved to receive up to $20 million from FEMA's Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM) program to purchase hundreds of homes on a voluntary basis from Harris County residents who have a history of flooding.
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December 21, 2005 - District to Receive Up to $20 Million in FEMA Pre-Disaster Mitigation Funds
Construction on the Arthur Storey Park Stormwater Detention Basin is more than 90 percent complete. It can currently store 2,832 acre-feet of stormwater.
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December 15, 2005 - District's Massive Tree Planting Efforts Are In Full Swing
Tripling the number of trees it has planted in the past, the Harris County Flood Control District is in the process of planting approximately 21,000 trees on various project sites.
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December 14, 2005 - Initial Efforts Underway for Urban Stormwater Management Study
To expand the knowledge of flooding as it relates to interactive drainage systems throughout the area, a community study has been launched and funded by the Harris County Flood Control District, the City of Houston, Harris County and the Texas Department of Transportation.
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December 9, 2005 - First Flood Control Engineer Honored With Memorial
To honor the first Flood Control Engineer of the Harris County Flood Control District, the Willow Waterhole Greenspace Conservancy and the District established a memorial Nov. 28 at the Willow Waterhole Stormwater Detention Basin.
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October 20, 2005 - Mason Creek Extension Project is Completed
Residents living in Katy can look forward to improved drainage, as the Harris County Flood Control District recently completed a $5.1 million project to extend Mason Creek and construct a stormwater detention basin.
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October 17, 2005 - Second Phase of Willow Waterhole Detention Basin Underway
Construction on the second phase of the Willow Waterhole Stormwater Detention Basin began in October with plans for further excavation, in addition to linking the basin to the South Post Oak Road storm sewer, which ultimately connects to Brays Bayou.
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September 21, 2005 - District Statement Regarding Hurricane Rita
The Harris County Flood Control District is an engineering, construction and maintenance organization created to reduce flood risks for citizens living near primary drainage systems, such as creeks and bayous, in Harris County.
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August 2, 2005 - NOAA Increases 2005 Hurricane Projections
A very active Atlantic hurricane season is underway, and with more storms projected, NOAA today increased the number of storms in its 2005 hurricane season outlook.
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July 26, 2005 - The District Presents Vogel Creek Project Status to Community Leaders
Homeowner Association and Civic Club presidents in the Vogel Creek Project area were invited to attend a status briefing on July 26, 2005, at Living Word Fellowship Church.
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June 29, 2005 - Harris County Flood Control District Releases 2005 Interactive Hurricane Tracking Chart
In June 2005, the Harris County Flood Control District released its new 2005 interactive hurricane tracking chart. It's a robust, on-demand tracker that displays on users' computer screens and is also filled with valuable, educational content to keep citizens informed... and prepared.
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May 27, 2005 - Urban Stormwater Management Study to Begin Soon
This substantial study is being sponsored by the Harris County Flood Control District, the City of Houston, Harris County, and the Texas Department of Transportation (TXDOT), with the District serving as the managing agency.
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May 20, 2005 - Wetlands Mitigation Bank Will Soon Have Additional Credits Available
The Greens Bayou Wetlands Mitigation Bank, a 1,400-acre wetland project located in northeast Harris County and operated by the Harris County Flood Control District, will soon receive approval to offer new wetland mitigation credits from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
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April 21, 2005 - Mighty Tidy Continues to Make a Clean Sweep
The Mighty Tidy, a 21-foot, hot pink, trash-skimming vessel that can be seen in action along Buffalo Bayou, was featured in a KHOU-TV 11 story on its continued success in removing tons of trash and debris from our local waterways.
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February 8, 2005 - Project Brays Brings Freshwater Tidal Marsh to Southeast Houston
The Harris County Flood Control District recently finished the site preparations needed to begin construction on the Freshwater Tidal Marsh project, which will focus on widening Brays Bayou at Mason Park.
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February 7, 2005 - Area Groups to Sponsor "Flood Control Begins at Home" Workshop
On February 26th from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Bellaire, TX and area residents, along with urban planners, can learn how to be a part of the solution to area flooding problems by attending the Flood Control Begins At Home workshop.
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