More than 10,000

The number of structures that avoided flooding in 2015 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 FY 2017.

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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

June 21, 2017

HARRIS COUNTY FLOOD CONTROL DISTRICT MOVES TO MONITOR MODE AS TROPICAL STORM CINDY APPROACHES THE NORTHWEST US GULF…

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June 20, 2017

Tropical Storm Cindy has formed in the Gulf of Mexico

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June 20, 2017

HARRIS COUNTY FLOOD CONTROL DISTRICT MONITORS POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE #3 IN THE CENTRAL GULF OF MEXICO

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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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