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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217,000 Trees Planted

Since 2001, the Flood Control District has planted more than 217,000 trees on 200 project sites around Harris County.

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Find Your Watershed

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

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Latest News

February 08, 2016

Harris County Flood Control District Wraps Pilot Project; Removes 20 Submerged Vehicles from Brays and Sims Bayous

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February 02, 2016

High School Volunteers Help Grow the Urban Forest

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January 27, 2016

Harris County Flood Control District Begins Removal of Submerged Vehicles in Brays and Sims Bayous

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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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