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New Reports and Data on ReduceFlooding.com

As this site has grown, the Reports section started to get unwieldy. To make information easier to find, I separated it under tabs. Some of the tabs even have subsections. Here’s a list of current tabs and some significant new additions to the report data base.

City Proposition A (NEW)

Contains Supreme and Trial Court rulings on the 2010 amendment to the City Charter that created a Dedicated Pay-As-You-Go Fee for Drainage and Street Improvements. Also contains the 2010 and 2018 wording for comparison purposes (hint: they differ by one word). Finally, it contains a link to my post that tries to put everything in context.

Dredging (NEW)

Contains all of the information relating to the current (Phase 1) US Army Corps of Engineers Emergency West Fork Dredging Project. Includes all contract documents including plans, specs, value engineering study, all eight amendments to the contract, the original bids, and the revised bids after vetting.  Also contains a presentation by Kissling and Garfield, two Lake Houston area geologists who argue for expanding the scope to include the mouth bar. Finally, includes a template for maintenance dredging using Galveston Bay as the example.

Harris County Flood Control District (Expanded)

Gathers all the information published by HCFCD that has been discussed on this site, including all the information and project lists related to the 2018 $2.5 billion flood bond. Also includes a new item, the 2018 Federal Briefing that is Flood Control’s annual progress report to Congress. This doc shows all the Federal money being spent in different parts of Harris County. It was published before the Corps started its current dredging project. It shows that the Lake Houston Area was the only part of the County NOT receiving Federal help at the time.

Hurricane Harvey and Flooding (Expanded)

Includes new information from Rice, University of Houston, USGS, the SJRA, NOAA, Texas General Land Office, Texas State Comptroller, and Texas Water Development Board. Also includes a link to a Slate Magazine article about floodplain development in Houston.

New Report on the State Recovery Plan from the Texas General Land Office: 360 Pages!

River Health (NEW)

Contains one item: a Texas Commission on Environmental Quality report about water quality in the San Jacinto River Watershed.

San Jacinto River Authority (Separated)

There’s not much new in this category, but it’s been separated to make the information easier to find.

Sedimentation (Expanded)

Contains most of the original reports posted on this site plus a few new ones. Most of the dredging information was moved out of this section because it was getting voluminous enough to require its own tab.

Subsidence (NEW)

A brand new section on what could become a long-term flooding threat to Montgomery and northern Harris Counties. Includes information from the Harris-Galveston Subsidence District, the Lone Star Groundwater Conservation District, and USGS.

Tax Appraisals (NEW)

Information about how sand mines are appraised in Montgomery County. Also, how the flood could affect the appraisal on your house and what you can do about it.

Other Flood Mitigation (Expanded)

This contains information about mitigation efforts that don’t fall into one of the categories above, for instance, the engineering report on adding gates to the Lake Houston Dam.

Please Help This Site Grow

Click on a tab to expand or contract it. Hope this helps make information easier to find. Remember, too, there’s always the search bar! I hope these changes make all the information easier to digest. In about a year, this site has amassed thousands of pages of reports and its still growing every day.

From the beginning, my goal for this site has been to create a one-stop resource for all information related to flooding in the Lake Houston area.

If you know of something that should be added, please email me through the contact page on this site.  And please send more of your flood pics for the new Submissions page. Thanks!

Posted by Bob Rehak on October  23, 2018

420 Days since Hurricane Harvey