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Buffalo Bayou and Tributaries, Texas Resiliency Study

All dates below are specific to the schedule of the Environmental Review and Permitting processes for this project.


PROJECT STATUS
IN PROGRESS
ESTIMATED COMPLETION DATE
Jul 21 2021
0 OUT OF 1
ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW
AND PERMITTING PROCESSES COMPLETED
SECTOR
Water Resources
CATEGORY
Major Infrastructure Projects
LEAD AGENCY
Department of the Army
Description: 

USACE, in partnership with the Harris County Flood Control District (HCFCD), as the non-Federal sponsor, is undertaking the study to evaluate the feasibility of reducing flood risks on Buffalo Bayou upstream and downstream of Addicks and Barker Reservoirs.   The Buffalo Bayou and Tributaries, Texas Project (Project) was authorized by Congress in the 1930s for the purpose of providing flood control for the city and port of Houston, Texas. In the 1940s, Addicks and Barker Dams were constructed and a portion of Buffalo Bayou was straightened as part of the completed Project. Since the 1940s, a number of physical improvements and operational changes to the Project have been implemented. However, the watershed continues to experience major flood events, with the most recent and most significant occurring during Hurricane Harvey in 2017. These recent flood events, coupled with projected increases in precipitation patterns and the potential for flooding events in the future, warrant investigation into whether the Project should be modified to address existing and future flooding concerns.

 

 

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