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HARRIS COUNTY FLOOD CONTROL DISTRICT COMPLETES PHASE-ONE STUDY OF LARGE DIAMETER TUNNELS FOR STORMWATER CONVEYANCE

HARRIS COUNTY FLOOD CONTROL DISTRICT COMPLETES PHASE-ONE STUDY OF LARGE DIAMETER TUNNELS FOR STORMWATER CONVEYANCE

The Harris County Flood Control District worked with a team of underground construction experts to take an initial look at the feasibility of constructing large-diameter, deep tunnels to convey stormwater. Underground tunnels could supplement existing bayou and creek capacity to mitigate flooding in Harris County. The team was led by Freese and Nichols with support from Parsons, Brierley Associates, Terracon, HVJ, Sowells Consulting Engineers, and Middleton Brown.

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HARRIS COUNTY FLOOD CONTROL DISTRICT AND NATURAL RESOURCES CONSERVATION SERVICE SIGN $28M AGREEMENT FOR PILOT PROGRAM IN ARMAND, GREENS AND WHITE OAK BAYOU WATERSHEDS

HARRIS COUNTY FLOOD CONTROL DISTRICT AND NATURAL RESOURCES CONSERVATION SERVICE SIGN $28M AGREEMENT FOR PILOT PROGRAM IN ARMAND, GREENS AND WHITE OAK BAYOU WATERSHEDS

The Harris County Flood Control District and one of its federal partners, the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), signed a partnership agreement for flood damage reduction improvement projects in the Armand Bayou, Greens Bayou, and White Oak Bayou watersheds. The agreement will fund a $28 million pilot project to restore the natural floodplain and to reduce flooding risks in the project areas.

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HARRIS COUNTY FLOOD CONTROL DISTRICT HAS COMPLETED FIRST ROUND OF HARVEY DAMAGE DRAINAGE REPAIRS; NEXT ROUND UNDERWAY

HARRIS COUNTY FLOOD CONTROL DISTRICT HAS COMPLETED FIRST ROUND OF HARVEY DAMAGE DRAINAGE REPAIRS; NEXT ROUND UNDERWAY

Harris County Flood Control District has recently completed drainage infrastructure repairs using the first $13 million from a post-Hurricane Harvey grant awarded by the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). The NRCS was able to assist the Harris County community using funding from the Emergency Watershed Protection (EWP) Program.

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FLOODING ALONG THE “EAST” FORKS OF THE SAN JACINTO RIVER

FLOODING ALONG THE “EAST” FORKS OF THE SAN JACINTO RIVER

A flash flood warning is in effect for Northeast Harris County as heavy rainfall of 3-5 inches fell overnight across a large portion of the San Jacinto River watershed on top of already wet grounds.

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LAKE CONROE, BAYOU, AND CREEK UPDATE AS OF 2:00 P.M.

LAKE CONROE, BAYOU, AND CREEK UPDATE AS OF 2:00 P.M.

Intense rainfall rates of 10-15 inches on average fell across the Kingwood, Humble, Huffman, Crosby, Atascocita, Highlands, and Mont Belvieu areas. This has caused flash flooding in urban areas, overbank flooding, and near bankfull conditions across Northeast Harris County, Liberty County, and Southeast Montgomery County.

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(SJRA) LAKE CONROE, BAYOU, AND CREEK UPDATE AS OF 9:00 AM

(SJRA) LAKE CONROE, BAYOU, AND CREEK UPDATE AS OF 9:00 AM

Intense rainfall rates of 3-5 inches per hour is moving into the Kingwood, Humble, Huffman, Crosby, Atascocita, Highlands, and Mont Belvieu areas. This will result in rapid onset flash flooding in urban areas, overbank flooding, and near bankfull conditions across Northeast Harris County, Liberty County, and Southeast Montgomery County early today.

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COUNTY OFFICIALS MONITORING BAYOUS AND CREEKS AS TROPICAL STORM IMELDA MOVES INLAND

COUNTY OFFICIALS MONITORING BAYOUS AND CREEKS AS TROPICAL STORM IMELDA MOVES INLAND

The Harris County Flood Control District is tracking and monitoring Tropical Storm Imelda, which made landfall earlier today near Freeport, Texas. Imelda will track across Harris County tonight through Wednesday.

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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 tracking and monitoring a tropical disturbance currently over the Western Gulf of Mexico, which is expected to bring heavy rainfall possibly resulting in bayou and creek level rises and street flooding Wednesday and Thursday.

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