Flood Damage Reduction in Harris County

Tax dollars invested in flood risk reduction have a profound impact on the quality of life in the nation’s third-largest county.
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Channels and bayous that surround your home are all part of your watershed. Select your watershed from the list below to learn more about flood risk reduction work in your area.

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Capital Projects

Capital projects reduce flooding risks and damages by expanding channels, constructing new stormwater detention basins or buying out flood-prone homes. Bond funding, federal grants, and local partnerships help finance these projects.

Major Maintenance Projects

Maintenance and storm repair projects keep our flood risk reduction infrastructure working efficiently, as originally designed, or repair it after a major rain event.

Click on the description above to see capital or maintenance projects across the county and zoom in to learn more about specific projects in your area.

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Activity Since HarveySee all

Active Bond Projects

149 of 181 Projects

Total Bond Amount
$2.5 BILLION
Bond Funds Authorized
$497 MILLION

Community Engagement

109 Meetings

Bond Program Community Engagement Meetings
• 8,372 Registered Attendees
• 5,000+ Bond program comments received

624 Buyouts Completed

144 of 181 PROJECTS

• 657 Additional Buyouts in Process
• 351 Hazard Mitigation Grant Program-Hurricane Harvey
• 22 City of Houston Community Development Block Grant

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