Hurricane Harvey

Storm Impacts and Recovery

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Find Your Watershed

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

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Latest News

December 14, 2017

Harris County Flood Control District Begins Sediment Removal in Precinct 2

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December 08, 2017

Harris County Flood Control District Project at Former Golf Course Property Awarded “Sustainability Stars”

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November 10, 2017

Harris County Flood Control District to Hold Second Meeting for Cedar Bayou Flood Risk Reduction Study

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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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