More than 15,000

The number of structures that avoided flooding in 2015-16 due to our projects in the ground and home buyouts.

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$106 Million

The value of construction projects scheduled to advertise for bids in FY2017-18.

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232,000

The number of trees the Flood Control District planted on project sites in Harris County since 2001.

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More than 3,000

The number of homes bought out by the Flood Control District that were located hopelessly deep in the floodplain.

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Latest News

August 14, 2017

Harris County Flood Control District Continues New Construction on Hunting Bayou

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August 08, 2017

BAYOUS AND CREEKS UPDATE – 10 AM

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August 08, 2017

HEAVY RAINFALL IS AFFECTING WEST HARRIS COUNTY; AT 5 AM BAYOUS ARE RISING

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What we do

Widen and deepen bayous - Wider and deeper bayous carry more stormwater and reduce the size of floodplains.

Excavate stormwater detention basins to safely store millions of gallons of stormwater.

Implement voluntary home buyouts - buy and demolish homes located deep in a floodplain that repeatedly flood.

Maintain our drainage infrastructure - address erosion, slope failure, and sediment build-up.

What we don't do

We don’t regulate land development in Harris County, nor adopt Flood Insurance Rate Maps which are used to set flood insurance rates, and we don’t have jurisdiction over drainage for highways and streets.

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