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Drainage Reuse Initiative Moves Forward Bookmark

Harris County Precinct 4 is exploring a new flood control initiative that will allow the county to save and reuse excess water in times of drought. Commissioners Court and Harris County Flood Control District (HCFCD) launched phase one of the Drainage Reuse Initiative earlier in the year to illustrate the pros and cons of the technology. Phase 2 of the study will focus on locating two pilot locations to begin testing the technology. The initiative will help fight subsidence, which is the sinking of land caused

Most Devastating Hurricane Season on Record Ends Bookmark

Local officials are breathing a sigh of relief as the most destructive hurricane season on record ends. Three major hurricanes, Harvey, Irma, and Maria, carved a path of destruction across southeast Texas, Florida, and Puerto Rico. Hurricane Harvey made landfall on the Central Texas Coast as a Category 4 storm late Friday, Aug. 25 and meandered east to Harris County, where it stalled. By then, the storm had downgraded to a tropical storm that brought more than 50 inches of rain, the highest amount in United States history, and

HCFCD Estimates $74 Million in Priority Repairs After Harvey Bookmark

HCFCD Estimates $74 Million in Priority Repairs After Harvey
Harris County Flood Control District (HCFCD) has released a preliminary list of $74 million in priority repairs for Harris County’s bayous, creeks, and drainage infrastructure in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. According to HCFCD, priority repairs pose an immediate and severe threat to residential or commercial areas, or to public infrastructure such as utilities or schools. Repairs such as sinkholes and slope failures, failed outfall pipes, and concrete voids are also prioritized according to severity.