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
Aug 6 Full list of 237 projects to be funded from the $2.5 billion bond election
July 29 "Save Houston homes: Flood bond plan ignores neighborhoods"
July 29 "Support Prop A - because there is no Plan B (opinion)" Chronicle
July 11 "Nearly $5 billion in flood control funding coming to Texas"
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 16 Bookmark calendar of HCFCD community engagement on 23 watersheds
June 13 "Types of Projects that County Bond Funding can Support" Greg Travis
June 6 "Houston wants your feedback on stormwater detention rules":
i.e. City ordinance Chapters 9 & 13 impacting detention, sheet flow & fill.
Complete the on-line survey from Houston Public Works by July 30, 2018
"Harris County Flood Control $2.5 billion bond program" vote is Aug 25
View interactive map of 150 proposed projects: only within Harris County
June 5 Comment on City Ch 19 "Floodplain Ordinance" changes by June 29
May 24 "Development Activity in Houston and Watersheds 2013-2018"
Harris County Flood Control has study/project status for reservoirs and bayous:
Addicks, Barker, Brays, Buffalo. Precinct 3 contact is Matthew.Lopez@hcfcd.org
"Strategies for Flood Mitigation in Greater Houston" 118-page report
May 1: "Feds approve initial funding for bayou repairs and dredging"
Mayor Sylvester Turner's 4 April press release on flood prevention reforms
SN17 President and the SN Alliance argued for "pier and beam" construction
Pros & Cons of revisions to Ch. 19 of city code, by Councilman Greg Travis
Houston’s current code only applies to property in the 100-year floodplain and protects 1 foot above 100-year flood elevation. The proposed revisions would include property in the 500-year floodplain and protect 2 feet of 500-year flood elevation. It would also include no net fill in the 500-year floodplain. 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"
Congressman Culberson press releases of Jan 10, Jan 17
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) Brays Bayou Flood Control Program
About Project Brays: follow quarterly status/schedule updates
c) City of Houston Flood Response
website http://HoustonRecovers.org and preparedness tool
mobile app for your whole family from www.ReadyHarris.org
d) 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