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2003

December 3, 2003 - Critical Flood Control Projects Receive Federal Funds
Majority Leader Tom DeLay and Judge Eckels announce over $21 million to come to Harris County  More...


November 25, 2003 - The District's Tree Planting Program is Growing
The Harris County Flood Control District is quickly becoming one of the largest tree planting organizations in the area. Over the last two years, the District has planted over 5,000 trees throughout the Harris County and intends to plant more trees every year.  More...


November 24, 2003 - FEMA Awards $5.3 million to the District for Additional Voluntary Home Buyouts
As part of the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the Harris County Flood Control District has been awarded an additional $5.3 million to apply toward a $7.2 million voluntary home buyout project.  More...


November 4, 2003 - Trees Preserved as Harris County Flood Control District Parking Lot is Expanded - Pervious Pavement Used as Well
The Harris County Flood Control District recently determined that a need existed to expand its guest parking lot at its Brookhollow Facility, located at 9900 Northwest Freeway. Throughout the design and construction phase, a commitment was made by the District to preserve six (6) large, healthy trees that currently existed in the only free land available for the parking lot expansion.  More...


September 16, 2003 - Halls Bayou Greenway Project Grant Awarded by Texas Parks and Wildlife
Harris County just received its first Regional Park Grant from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission, funding $2 million for the "Halls Bayou Greenway" project. The total project cost is estimated at $6.4 million. Harris County was the only sponsor (applicant) out of eight who applied whose application for a regional park grant was approved at the Commission's August 28 annual meeting.  More...

July 15, 2003 - Sims Bayou Project is More Than Halfway Complete
Many residents in the Sims Bayou watershed now have a lower risk of flooding than in the past. This is because they are benefiting from the construction of the Sims Bayou Flood Control Project, spearheaded by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (the Corps) with the Harris County Flood Control District serving as its non-federal sponsor.  More...

June 4, 2003 - Harris County Flood Control District and Harris County Precinct 3 Preserve 24 Acres of Old Oak Trees in Developing Area
Approximately 24 acres of old oak trees were preserved when the Arthur Storey Park project (including the adjacent detention basins) along Brays Bayou at Beltway 8 was planned and constructed. These oak trees exist on a tract of land that many believe would have been particularly susceptible to land development, as the park is located along the Beltway 8 frontage road immediately south of a major intersection (Bellaire) and new development is occurring all around it.  More...

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