In a region
where weather conditions can produce intense rainfalls over long durations
that can result in millions, if not billions of flood
losses the District manages solutions that respect the community and
its natural values.
In the past year, the Flood Control District’s Capital Improvement
Projects have totaled over $100 million and have resulted in the widening
and deepening of nine miles of channel along the County’s major
bayous. They also include the excavation of detention basins that,
taken together, can hold 1.4 billion gallons (or 2.5 Reliant Astrodomes)
of storm water.
For more information visit the Harris
County Flood Control District.
To learn more about the Flood Education Mapping Tool go here: http://harriscountyfemt.org/