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Flooding & Drainage Control

Useful links about flooding and drainage:

Nov 19 San Antonio Flood Control Methods 
Nov 18 Harris County Flood Control District Projects and Studies Update
Nov 1  Tunnel Feasibility Study update
Oct 28  Update on Underground Tunnel Study 
Apr 17 Underground tunnel could be part of Cyprus Creek Solution
Apr 10 HCFD gets grant award to update early warning system
Mar 19 Additional linear stormwater detention along Buffalo Bayou
Mar 18 Buffalo Bayou linear detention update and web-link

Feb 18 HCFD press release: federal funding for flood tunnel feasibility study
Feb 2 - HCFD Update on Hurricane Harvey. See third and final 32-page report
Oct 23  Barker Flood Protection Advocacy: check their website for latest updates
             read "History of Addicks & Barker Reservoirs" by Michael Bloom, 2017
Sep 25 "Harris County to Begin Work on New Flood Maps" Houston Chronicle
Sep 24 "Potential Liability for Dam & Reservoir Operators", a 39-page report
Aug 25 $2.5B HCFD 2018 Bond Program vote passed by over 85%
Aug 9  Search flood control County bond projects in your neighborhood
July 29 "Save Houston homes: Flood bond plan ignores neighborhoods"
July 29  "Support Prop A - because there is no Plan B (opinion)" Chronicle
July 6 "HCFD responds to US Army Corps Harvey Recovery Work Plan"
July 6 "Questions linger on federal disaster relief funding for Houston" &
          "Flood Games: Manipulation of flood insurance leads to repeat disasters"
June 13 "Types of Projects that County Bond Funding can Support" Greg Travis

"Strategies for Flood Mitigation in Greater Houston" 118-page report
May 1: "Feds approve initial funding for bayou repairs and dredging"


The 100-year floodplain is land that is predicted to flood during a 100-year storm, which has a 1% chance of occurring in any given year. The 500-year floodplain has a .2% chance of occurring. View flood plain map with 100-year and 500-year.

Houston Chronicle's eight-part flooding series "Swamped"

Judge Ed Emmett "Fifteen Point Proposal" October 2017

Preparedness guide for hurricane evacuations (if need to)

a) Addicks and Barker Reservoirs Dam Safety Program
Construction update by US Army Corps of Engineers
To provide feedback, click on the USACE SurveyMonkey link
Follow construction status in map form at the USACE website

b) City of Houston Flood Response
website http://HoustonRecovers.org and preparedness tool
mobile app for your whole family from www.ReadyHarris.org

c) Localized Flood Problems (the City)
increased commercial development e.g. Memorial City
see the TRIZ 17 website www.drainagecoalition.com
and the lawsuit filed by "Residents Against Flooding

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