Hurricane Harvey

Storm Impacts and Recovery

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e.g. 9900 Northwest Fwy, Houston, TX 77092

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Latest News

March 13, 2018

Harris County Flood Control District to Remove Sediment From Four Channels That Drain Into Federal Reservoirs

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February 27, 2018

Harris County Flood Control District Targets Post-Harvey Stormwater Channel Blockages

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December 14, 2017

Harris County Flood Control District Begins Sediment Removal in Precinct 2

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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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