$106 Million

The value of construction projects scheduled to advertise for bids in FY 2017.

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$60 Million

Our projects built in the past decade save Harris County an estimated $60 million in flood damages each year.

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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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30

The number of capital improvement contracts executed in FY 2016 worth more than $85.4 million

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More than 10,000

The number of homes and businesses that avoided flooding in 2015 due to projects completed in the past 20 years and buyouts since 1985.

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Latest News

December 03, 2016

HARRIS COUNTY FLOOD CONTROL DISTRICT MONITORING HEAVY RAINFALL

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November 21, 2016

Harris County Flood Control District Completes Excavation of South Richey Stormwater Detention Basin

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November 11, 2016

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Harris County Flood Control District Start Next Phase of $58 Million Greens Bayou Federal…

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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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