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2006

December 20, 2006 - Make Flood Insurance A New Year's Resolution
New Flood Insurance Rate Maps for Harris County will be made official on June 18, 2007, leaving a six-month window for residents and business owners who don't have flood insurance to purchase coverage and get the best possible premiums.
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December 18, 2006 - FEMA Releases Letter of Final Determination for New Floodplain Maps
FEMA has released the Letter of Final Determination, which is the final step in the Tropical Storm Allison Recovery Project (TSARP).
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December 15, 2006 - Goose Creek Tributary New Concrete Lining is Complete
A project to construct new concrete-lined tributary channels and improve stormwater conveyance in the McNair subdivision near Baytown is now complete.
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December 14, 2006 - Brays Bayou Freshwater Tidal Marsh Receives Three Awards in 2006
The Brays Bayou Freshwater Tidal Marsh at Mason Park, a collaboration project of the Harris County Flood Control District and a host of other partners, has won three awards this year.
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December 13, 2006 - Greens Bayou Tributary Channel Repairs Underway
The Harris County Flood Control District has begun repairing severely eroded banks of a Greens Bayou tributary in northeast Harris County.
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December 13, 2006 - Greens Bayou Tributary Channel Repairs Underway
The Harris County Flood Control District has begun repairing severely eroded banks of a Greens Bayou tributary in northeast Harris County.
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December 12, 2006 - Morgan's Point Channel Repairs Underway
The Harris County Flood Control District has begun repairing the main drainage channel of Morgan's Point.
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December 11, 2006 - Land Purchased for New Hunting Bayou Detention Basin Construction
The Harris County Flood Control District has purchased a 75-acre tract of land in northeast Houston to construct a large stormwater detention basin to help reduce flooding risks for those living near Hunting Bayou, which tends to overflow during times of very heavy rain, as demonstrated during the June and October 2006 flood events.
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December 11, 2006 - White Oak Bayou Tributary Desilt Operation Underway
The Harris County Flood Control District is currently performing a desilt maintenance project on a tributary of White Oak Bayou near Huffmeister Road and Cypress North Houston Road in northwest Harris County, just east of Weiser Airpark.
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December 6, 2006 - Brickhouse Gully Stormwater Detention Basin Construction to Begin Soon
The Harris County Flood Control District is moving forward with plans to construct a $2.5 million stormwater detention basin along Brickhouse Gully, which is in the White Oak Bayou watershed.
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December 5, 2006 - South Mayde Creek Rehabilitation Project is Underway
The Harris County Flood Control District is currently performing a major rehabilitation project to a tributary of South Mayde Creek that extends from Elrod (near North Mason Road) to Mayde Creek - about a half-mile stretch near the Lakes of Bridgewater subdivision.
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November 20, 2006 - Flood Control District Wins Top Honors at GIS Day Map Competition
On November 16th and 17th, the Harris County Flood Control District's GIS Department participated in the Geographic Data Committee's annual GIS Day event held at the University of Houston-Downtown.
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November 14, 2006 - Buffalo Bayou's Sabine-To-Bagby Promenade Receives Award
The Harris County Flood Control District, along with partners Buffalo Bayou Partnership, City of Houston Public Works & Engineering Department, and the Texas Department of Transportation, received a Keep Houston Beautiful - Mayor's Proud Partners Award for the Buffalo Bayou Sabine-To-Bagby Promenade.
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November 7, 2006 - Dedication Ceremony Held at New Brays Bayou Freshwater Tidal Marsh
A dedication celebration was held at the newly completed Brays Bayou Freshwater Tidal Marsh.
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October 31, 2006 - October 2006 One of Wettest on Record for Harris County
October 2006 will go on record as the fourth wettest in Harris County History.
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October 12, 2006 - Willow Waterhole Fun Run and Gathering Area Dedication to Be Held October 14th
The Willow Waterhole Greenspace Conservancy will host its second annual Fun Run followed by a special ceremony honoring a flood control pioneer at Willow Waterhole Park on Saturday, October 14.
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September 21, 2006 - Dinner Creek Channel Restoration is Underway
The Harris County Flood Control District is restoring a tributary of Dinner Creek in northwest Harris County.
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September 18, 2006 - Greens Bayou Stormwater Detention Basin Construction Has Begun
Construction has begun for the excavation of a $5.9 million stormwater detention basin adjacent to Greens Bayou.
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September 17, 2006 - Faulkey Gully Tributary Repairs Underway
The Harris County Flood Control District is currently performing a channel restoration project on a tributary of Faulkey Gully, about a half-mile west of the Treeline Golf Club in northwest Harris County.
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September 16, 2006 - Buffalo Bayou Tributary Desilt Operation Nearing Completion
The Harris County Flood Control District has been removing silt and undesirable vegetation from a Buffalo Bayou tributary just north of Interstate 10 between Bunker Hill and Adkins roads.
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August 21, 2006 - New Halls Bayou Stormwater Detention Site Being Prepared for Construction
The Harris County Flood Control District is currently preparing a site in the Halls Bayou watershed for construction of a stormwater detention basin that will reduce flooding risks for those who live along the bayou.
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August 17, 2006 - Little Cypress Creek Tributary Repair Project is Complete
The Harris County Flood Control District is completing a $400,000 maintenance project along a tributary of Little Cypress Creek in the Ranch Country subdivision, near Zube Park in the Hockley area.
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August 16, 2006 - Greens Bayou Tributary Repairs Recently Completed
A project by the Harris County Flood Control District to repair the slopes of a Greens Bayou tributary has been recently completed.
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August 14, 2006 - Brays Bayou Desilting Repair Project Continues
The Harris County Flood Control District is currently working on a $1.8 million federal repair project on Brays Bayou, from U.S. 59 to Old Westheimer Road.
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August 8, 2006 - Final Phase of Old Westheimer Stormwater Detention Basin to Begin Soon
The final phase of construction for the Old Westheimer Stormwater Detention Basin will soon begin.
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August 7, 2006 - Mason Creek Sediment Removal Project is Underway
The Harris County Flood Control District recently began a sediment removal project on Mason Creek from Prince Creek Drive to Westgreen Boulevard in west Harris County, near Katy.
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August 4, 2006 - Voluntary Home Buyout Program Continues to Bring Relief to Homeowners
The Harris County Flood Control District will receive approximately $6 million from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to purchase homes through a voluntary home buyout program.
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August 3, 2006 - Greens Bayou Stormwater Detention Basin Construction To Begin Soon
The Harris County Flood Control District recently awarded a $5.9 million contract for excavation of a stormwater detention basin adjacent to Greens Bayou.
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July 12, 2006 - White Oak Bayou Projects Help Spare Jersey Village From Recent Flooding
The flood-prone city of Jersey Village did not flood during the recent June 19 storm because of projects by the Harris County Flood Control District to widen White Oak Bayou, build a secondary channel to divert stormwater around Jersey Village, and excavate massive stormwater detention basins.
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July 10, 2006 - Cypress Creek Rehab Project Nearly Complete
The rehabilitation of Cypress Creek at Meyer Park in northwest Harris County is progressing well.
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July 9, 2006 - Final Phase of Project Brays Arthur Storey Park Stormwater Detention Basin Has Begun
The Harris County Flood Control District has begun construction on the final phase of the Arthur Storey Park Stormwater Detention Basin, part of the Brays Bayou Flood Damage Reduction Project (Project Brays).
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July 7, 2006 - Sims Bayou Project Shows Success Through Nature's Wrath
Despite more than 10 inches of rain that fell in southeast Harris County on June 19, Sims Bayou did not top its banks.
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July 5, 2006 - Flood Damage Reduction Projects Helped Minimize Flooding During June 19 Flood Event
The June 19 flood event in Harris County was the most significant since Tropical Storm Allison. Area flood damage reduction projects made the difference in keeping water from flooding hundreds of homes.
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July 5, 2006 - Goose Creek Tributary Gets New Concrete Lining
New concrete-lined tributary channels in the McNair subdivision near Baytown are currently being constructed by the Harris County Flood Control District to improve drainage in the area.
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July 3, 2006 - Greens Bayou Tributary Repair Project is Underway
The Harris County Flood Control District recently began repairing severely eroded side slopes to a Greens Bayou tributary that extends from Greens Bayou near the Brookside Memorial Park Cemetery to Aldine-Bender Road in northwest Harris County.
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June 21, 2006 - Flood Control Bayou System Passes Test During June 19 Flood Event
The June 19 flood event in Harris County was the most significant since Tropical Storm Allison. And the bayou system held out well.
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June 19, 2006 - Vogel Creek Open House For June 19 Canceled
Tonight's Open House for the Vogel Creek Conveyance Improvement Project has been cancelled due to extreme storm conditions in the area.
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May 25, 2006 - June 10 Grand Opening Event for Buffalo Bayou's Sabine-to-Bagby Promenade
On June 10, the Buffalo Bayou Partnership is hosting a spectacular grand opening event for Buffalo Bayou's Sabine-to-Bagby Promenade, a new 23-acre, $15 million waterfront park in downtown Houston.
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May 22, 2006 - Brays Bayou Channel Widening Has Begun
The widening of Brays Bayou has begun. Contractors have been surveying and clearing the area near the mouth of Brays Bayou at the Houston Ship Channel in preparation for a project to widen the bayou in this area by 60 feet.
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May 15, 2006 - Vogel Creek Final Phase of Construction Has Begun
Construction on the final phase of the Vogel Creek Conveyance Improvement Project has begun. On May 15, contractors began surveying the creek in preparation for the third and final phase of construction.
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May 11, 2006 - Deer Park Stormwater Detention Basin Construction Nearly Complete
The Harris County Flood Control District is quickly nearing completion of a large stormwater detention basin in the Deer Park and La Porte area.
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May 10, 2006 - Repairs Continue on White Oak Bayou Near Stude Park
Repairs to the concrete portion of White Oak Bayou near Stude Park are currently underway. Prior to the work, which began last August, the bayou was experiencing slope failure because of large voids behind the concrete liner.
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May 9, 2006 - Hill At Sims Greenway Stormwater Detention Basin is Complete
Construction of The Hill At Sims Greenway, a massive stormwater detention basin near Scott Street and West Orem Drive adjacent to Sims Bayou, is complete, bringing residents and business along the bayou greater protection against flooding.
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May 3, 2006 - Voluntary Home Buyout Program Continues to Bring Relief to Homeowners
The Harris County Flood Control District continues to move forward with a voluntary home buyout program that will allow another 164 homeowners to sell their homes and reduce their flood risks.
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May 1, 2006 - Fallbrook Stormwater Detention Basin Construction Has Begun
Construction has begun for a stormwater detention basin at White Oak Bayou, near Jones Road and Fallbrook Drive.
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April 11, 2006 - Cypress Creek Rehab Project is Underway
The Harris County Flood Control District has begun a $1 million rehabilitation project along a quarter-mile segment of Cypress Creek near Meyer Park that has experienced severe erosion and slope failure. The project began in January and is expected to be completed in July, weather permitting.
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April 7, 2006 - First-Phase Construction Recently Completed on a Buffalo Bayou Tributary
After 18 months of construction, the Harris County Flood Control District has completed repairing severely eroded banks of a Buffalo Bayou tributary - a problem that once threatened a community of town homes and adjacent railroad tracks.
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March 29, 2006 - Flood Control District Among Those Honored for Synergy Awards
The Harris County Flood Control District recently received a Partnership/Synergy Award from The Park People for its Brays Bayou Tidal Marsh Project.
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March 24, 2006 - Armand Bayou Stormwater Detention Basin Construction Has Begun
Construction for the excavation of a 46-acre stormwater detention basin along Armand Bayou has begun.
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March 22, 2006 - Contract to be Awarded For Final Phase of Vogel Creek Construction
Harris County Commissioners Court on March 21 authorized the Harris County Flood Control District to award a $9.8 million contract to complete the final phase of the Vogel Creek Conveyance Improvement Project in northwest Houston.
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March 20, 2006 - Voluntary Buyout Process Initiated For 20 Homes in Pasadena Area
Harris County Commissioners Court recently initiated the voluntary buyout process for 20 homes in the Spencer Village subdivision in Pasadena.
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March 16, 2006 - Goose Creek Extension Construction Has Begun
Construction to extend a tributary of Goose Creek from Wade to Harrison roads is now underway and is expected to be complete in October 2006, weather permitting.
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March 14, 2006 - Keith-Wiess Stormwater Detention Basin Construction Has Begun
Construction on the Stormwater Detention Basin at Keith-Wiess Park is now underway.
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March 3, 2006 - Project Brays Gets Some Helping Hands
The Project Brays Freshwater Tidal Marsh at Mason Park is getting a helping hand from some of the unique partners that are a part of the project.
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February 24, 2006 - District Partnering in "Charting the Course"
To educate citizens about the many facets of Galveston Bay, including the environment, economics and surrounding communities, the Galveston Bay Estuary Program will host a series of open houses entitled "Charting the Course to 2015" beginning Feb. 25 through April 2 in the Houston-Galveston region.
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February 17, 2006 - Mason Creek Rehab Project is Underway
The Harris County Flood Control District has begun a $1.28 million rehabilitation project along Mason Creek from Kingsland Boulevard to Interstate 10.
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February 16, 2006 - Brays Bayou Lower Reach Channel Widening to Begin Soon
The Harris County Flood Control District has awarded a $6.8 million contract to begin channel widening of the lower reach of Brays Bayou - a major milestone in the Brays Bayou Flood Damage Reduction Project (Project Brays).
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February 15, 2006 - Volunteer Tree Seedling Potting Event a Huge Success
Gearing up for next year's planting season, the Harris County Flood Control District recently held it's annual Volunteer Tree Seedling Potting Event at the District's tree nursery in south Harris County.
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February 13, 2006 - Greens Bayou Repair Project is Underway
The Harris County Flood Control District has begun a $375,000 project to repair failed side slopes along Greens Bayou near Greenspoint Mall.
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February 1, 2006 - District's Tree Planting Efforts Continue With Success
Tripling the number of trees it has planted in the past, the Harris County Flood Control District continues with the planting of approximately 21,000 trees on various project sites from October through March - the typical planting season.
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January 26, 2006 - Fallbrook Stormwater Detention Basin Construction to Begin Soon
Harris County Commissioners Court recently approved a recommendation for the Harris County Flood Control District to award a $2.5 million contract for the excavation of a stormwater detention basin at White Oak Bayou, near Jones Road and Fallbrook Drive.
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January 25, 2006 - Goose Creek Extension Construction to Begin Soon
Harris County Commissioners Court recently approved a recommendation for the Harris County Flood Control District to award a contract to extend Goose Creek from Wade to Harrison roads.
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January 25, 2006 - New Armand Bayou Stormwater Detention Basin to Begin Construction Soon
Harris County Commissioners Court recently approved a recommendation for the Harris County Flood Control District to award a $2.5 million contract for the excavation of a 46-acre stormwater detention basin along Armand Bayou.
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January 24, 2006 - Keith-Wiess Stormwater Detention Basin Construction to Begin Soon
Harris County Commissioners Court recently approved a recommendation for the Harris County Flood Control District to award a $10 million contract for the excavation of a stormwater detention basin inside the City of Houston's Keith-Wiess Park.
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January 23, 2006 - Freshwater Tidal Marsh Nears Completion
KUHF Houston Public Radio recently reported on the Harris County Flood Control District's nearly-completed Fresh Tidal Marsh near the mouth of Brays Bayou at Mason Park.
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January 12, 2006 - Wetlands Mitigation Bank Receives New Credits for Sale
The Harris County Flood Control District has recently received 100 new credits to sell at its 1,400-acre wetland project called the Greens Bayou Wetlands Mitigation Bank in northeast Harris County.
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January 7, 2006 - Hill at Sims Tree Planting Will Be Largest of the Season
The first phase of what will be the largest District tree planting site of the season is underway at The Hill at Sims Greenway stormwater detention basin along Sims Bayou.
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January 2, 2006 - Home Buyout Program Still Relieving Area Residents
The Harris County Flood Control District's Home Buyout Program has recently cleared the way for the purchase of 26 more homes, this time in northwest Harris County. This was featured in a KHOU-TV 11 story highlighting the Home Buyout Program.
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