Voluntary Home Buyout

Bought out more than 3000 properties located hopelessly deep in the floodplain.

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Flood Insurance: Who Needs It?

Homeowners insurance doesn't cover you for flooding. Get the info you need about your best protection against flood damages.

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$60 Million in Annualized Flood Damages

Flood Control District projects built in the past decade save Harris County an estimated $60 million in annualized flood damages each year.

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200,000 Trees Planted

Since 2001, the Flood Control District has planted more than 200,000 trees on 195 project sites around Harris County.

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Latest News

March 20, 2015

Harris County Flood Control District Starts Construction on Next Brays Bayou Segment

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February 24, 2015

Federal Funding Breathes Life Into Greens Bayou Flood Damage Reduction Project

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February 11, 2015

Volunteers Plant 1,600 Trees in Two Hours at Houston Area Urban Forestry Council Competition

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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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