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2010

December 15, 2010 - Flood Control District Project Secures Stretch of Bayou and Hike-and-Bike Trail in North Houston
The Harris County Flood Control District has wrapped up a $650,407 project that restored a severely-eroded section of Halls Bayou that runs from Bertrand Street in north Houston to just south of Harris County Precinct 2’s Mary Withers Park.
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December 15, 2010 - Students Soak Up Science in Flood Control District’s “Natural Classroom”
Peering through the cracks in a pier at the edge of a pond at the Harris County Flood Control District’s North Service Center, several McDougle Elementary second-graders yelped with delight when they saw a frog swimming through the dark waters below.
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October 18, 2010 - Troop 44 Raises New Flags at Harris County Flood Control District
Boy Scout Troop 44, together with their scoutmaster and staff of the Harris County Flood Control District, recently said farewell to weathered U.S. and Texas flags at the Flood Control District’s North Service Center
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October 11, 2010 - Clear Creek Erosion Repairs
The Harris County Flood Control District recently completed a maintenance project on a tributary of Turkey Creek and began a separate repair project on the Beamer Road Ditch (Mud Gully).
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October 6, 2010 - The Harris County Flood Control District to Participate in the Second Annual State of the Prairie Conference on Nov. 4, 2010
The Coastal Prairie Partnership will host its Second Annual State of the Prairie Conference on Nov. 4 at the Houston Zoo.
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October 4, 2010 - Storm Sewer Replacement at Shoreacres Circle
City of Shoreacres residents will see construction activity in the area beginning mid-October as the Harris County Flood Control District begins replacing the storm sewer system from Shoreacres Circle to Galveston Bay, a project approximately 510 feet in length..
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October 4, 2010 - Erosion Repairs on Lemm Gully
The The Harris County Flood Control District has begun a project to repair erosion on parts of Lemm Gully, specifically from Cypresswood Drive to 1,100 feet downstream and from 1,450 feet upstream of Lockridge Drive to 2,000 feet downstream - a total project length of 4,650 feet.
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October 4, 2010 - Halls Bayou Erosion Repairs
The Harris County Flood Control District is completing an extensive repair project on Halls Bayou from Bertrand Street to just south of Mary Withers Park. An approximate 9,000-foot stretch of channel has been repaired as a result of severe erosion along the slope and toe (where the sides of the channel meet the bottom).
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October 4, 2010 - Concrete Lining Replacement on Brickhouse Gully
The Harris County Flood Control District recently began replacing the concrete lining along Brickhouse Gully from 300-feet upstream of Mangum Road to the BNSF Rail Road, a total project length of 1,197 feet.
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July 27, 2010 - Sims Bayou Federal Flood Damage Reduction Project: The End is Drawing Near
After widening and deepening Sims Bayou for the past two decades, crews have reached the final segment -- spanning from South Post Oak Road to Croquet Street (about 0.5 miles).
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July 21, 2010 - FEMA Selects Flood Control District to Participate in the Letter of Map Revision (LOMR) Delegation Program
The Harris County Flood Control District has been selected by FEMA to participate in the Letter of Map Revision (LOMR) Delegation Program.
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July 8, 2010 - The Harris County Flood Control District Begins One of the Largest Phases of Project Brays
One of the largest construction phases to reduce flooding from Brays Bayou began on June 21 when crews started widening the bayou from Holcombe Boulevard to Ardmore Street.
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July 1, 2010 - Flood Watch Team Moves to Standby Mode
The Harris County Flood Control District's Flood Watch team has moved to Standby Mode and will be monitoring rainfall trends through the evening into Friday.
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July 1, 2010 - Flood Watch Team Currently Monitoring Heavy Rainfall
The Harris County Flood Control District's Flood Watch team is monitoring the heavy rainfall over Harris County.
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July 1, 2010 - District's Flood Watch Team Keeps its Eye on Alex
Hurricane Alex made landfall overnight about 115 miles south of Brownsville with 100 mph winds.
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June 30, 2010 - Harris County Flood Control District Prepares for the First Named Storm of the Hurricane Season
The Harris County Flood Control District's Flood Watch staff is monitoring Hurricane Alex and its potential impact to Harris County in terms of possible coastal flooding and rainfall.
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June 3, 2010 - Buffalo Bayou Partnership Hosts 4th Annual KBR Kids Day along Buffalo Bayou - Saturday, June 5
Join the Buffalo Bayou Partnership for a day of adventure and activities along the Bayou. KBR Kids Day on Buffalo Bayou will be held on Saturday, June 5, 2010 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. at downtown's Sabine Promenade on Sabine Street between Memorial Drive and Allen Parkway
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February 11, 2010 - Don't Believe the Flooding Myths - Insuring Your Home is Well Worth the Cost
The announcement came last week: The price tag carried by Hurricane Ike totals $15 billion in damages, making it the costliest storm to hit Texas and the third costliest in the United States, trailing hurricanes Katrina in 2005 and Andrew in 1992.
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