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VOLUNTEERS AND NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS PROVIDE CATALYST FOR PRAIRIE RESTORATION AT STORMWATER DETENTION BASIN

VOLUNTEERS AND NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS PROVIDE CATALYST FOR PRAIRIE RESTORATION AT STORMWATER DETENTION BASIN

Collaboration with HCFCD Enhances Mosquito Control, Dragonfly and Butterfly Habitat Volunteers with NRG Energy, working with Houston Wilderness, Trees for Houston and Harris County Precinct 4, spent several hours May 17 planting the native coastal prairie grasses and wildflowers that will help transform a seven-acre Harris County Flood Control District stormwater detention basin near Telge and Spring Cypress roads into a haven for monarch butterflies and mosquito-eating dragonflies.

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PUBLIC MEETING: RECONSTRUCTION OF ARDMORE BRIDGE

PUBLIC MEETING: RECONSTRUCTION OF ARDMORE BRIDGE

The Harris County Flood Control District appreciates your interest in the Brays Bayou watershed and would like to share another opportunity for community engagement.

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BAYOU AND CREEK UPDATE AS OF 7:30 PM

BAYOU AND CREEK UPDATE AS OF 7:30 PM

With rains pushed off into the Gulf of Mexico, Harris County bayous, creeks and tributaries continue to respond to the runoff from the overnight storms.

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BAYOU AND CREEK UPDATE AS OF 5:30 AM

BAYOU AND CREEK UPDATE AS OF 5:30 AM

With light to moderate rainfall gradually coming to an end early Friday morning, Harris County's bayous, creeks and tributaries are continuing to respond to the runoff from overnight storms.

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BAYOU AND CREEK UPDATE AS OF 10:30PM

BAYOU AND CREEK UPDATE AS OF 10:30PM

The Harris County Flood Control District's Flood Operations Team continues to monitor heavy rainfall in east and central Harris County averaging 3-5 inches along I-10 to I-610. There is high water and street flooding in several areas throughout the county and flooding may have impacted some homes along Halls Bayou and Buffalo Bayou tributaries along Buttermilk Creek and Briar Branch.

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BAYOU AND CREEK UPDATE AS OF 12:30 AM

BAYOU AND CREEK UPDATE AS OF 12:30 AM

Persistent rainfall amounts of 3-5 inches resulted in overbank flooding and near bankfull conditions across Harris County early Friday morning. The Harris County Flood Control District's Flood Operations team is continuing to monitor rainfall rates and bayou levels through the night at the Harris County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management.

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Heavy Rainfall and Flash Flooding Threat Continuing Through Saturday

Heavy Rainfall and Flash Flooding Threat Continuing Through Saturday

Overnight heavy and persistent rain occurred over Northeast Harris County resulting in flash flooding in parts of Kingwood and neighboring communities. Additionally, heavy rains of 4-6 inches occurred from Missouri City to La Porte and Deer Park. Rainfall exceeded projected averages resulting in amounts of 7-9 inches, which caused high water and street flooding. Bayou and creek levels remain high, but most - including Keegans Bayou, Brays Bayou, Armand Bayou, and Clear Creek – have crested and are receding from last night’s rainfall. Only one remains out of banks – the San Jacinto River below Lake Houston at US 90 and Rio Villa Drive.

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Harris County Flood Control District Monitoring Threat of Heavy Rainfall This Week

Harris County Flood Control District Monitoring Threat of Heavy Rainfall This Week

The Harris County Flood Control District (HCFCD) is monitoring rainfall trends, as well as measured rainfall amounts and water levels in bayous and creeks, as this week’s rain event progresses.

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