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Harris County Flood Control District

Harris County Flood Control District A special purpose district created by the Texas Legislature in 1937 in response to devastating flood The Harris County Flood Control District (the District) is a special purpose district created by the Texas Legislature in 1937 in response to devastating floods that struck the region in 1929 and 1935.

The District's jurisdictional boundaries are set to coincide with Harris County, a community of more than 3.7 million people that includes the City of Houston. The other boundaries in which we operate - those provided by nature - are of the 22 primary watersheds within Harris County's 1,756 square miles. Each has its own independent flooding problems. Each presents unique challenges.

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Residents are encouraged to report bayou and creek blockages to the Harris County Flood Control District’s Citizen Servi...
03/22/2022

Residents are encouraged to report bayou and creek blockages to the Harris County Flood Control District’s Citizen Service Center at www.hcfcd.org/Contact-Us

Heavy rain at San Jacinto River @ Lake Houston Pkwy near Kingwood. Street flooding possible.: At least 1.0 inch of rain ...
03/22/2022
Site 755 Rainfall Alert

Heavy rain at San Jacinto River @ Lake Houston Pkwy near Kingwood. Street flooding possible.: At least 1.0 inch of rain in the last 15 minutes.

Heavy rain at Huffman Repeater near Huffman. Street flooding possible.: At least 1.0 inch of rain in the last 15 minutes...
03/22/2022
Site 1930 Rainfall Alert

Heavy rain at Huffman Repeater near Huffman. Street flooding possible.: At least 1.0 inch of rain in the last 15 minutes.

Heavy rain at Greens Bayou @ Ley Rd near E Houston. Street flooding possible.: At least 1.0 inch of rain in the last 15 ...
03/22/2022
Site 1620 Rainfall Alert

Heavy rain at Greens Bayou @ Ley Rd near E Houston. Street flooding possible.: At least 1.0 inch of rain in the last 15 minutes.

Heavy rain at Greens Bayou @ Tidwell Rd near CE King MS. Street flooding possible.: At least 1.0 inch of rain in the las...
03/22/2022
Site 1685 Rainfall Alert

Heavy rain at Greens Bayou @ Tidwell Rd near CE King MS. Street flooding possible.: At least 1.0 inch of rain in the last 15 minutes.

Heavy rain at Greens Bayou @ Mount Houston Pkwy near Sheldon. Street flooding possible.: At least 1.0 inch of rain in th...
03/22/2022
Site 1600 Rainfall Alert

Heavy rain at Greens Bayou @ Mount Houston Pkwy near Sheldon. Street flooding possible.: At least 1.0 inch of rain in the last 15 minutes.

Heavy rain at Garners Bayou @ Rankin Rd near Humble. Street flooding possible.: At least 1.0 inch of rain in the last 15...
03/22/2022
Site 1650 Rainfall Alert

Heavy rain at Garners Bayou @ Rankin Rd near Humble. Street flooding possible.: At least 1.0 inch of rain in the last 15 minutes.

Heavy rain at San Jacinto River @ Lake Houston Pkwy near Kingwood. Street flooding possible.: At least 1.0 inch of rain ...
03/22/2022
Site 755 Rainfall Alert

Heavy rain at San Jacinto River @ Lake Houston Pkwy near Kingwood. Street flooding possible.: At least 1.0 inch of rain in the last 15 minutes.

Heavy rain at Greens Bayou @ US 59 near Humble. Street flooding possible.: At least 1.0 inch of rain in the last 15 minu...
03/22/2022
Site 1640 Rainfall Alert

Heavy rain at Greens Bayou @ US 59 near Humble. Street flooding possible.: At least 1.0 inch of rain in the last 15 minutes.

Heavy rain at Halls Bayou @ Tidwell Rd near Forest Brook MS. Street flooding possible.: At least 1.0 inch of rain in the...
03/22/2022
Site 1675 Rainfall Alert

Heavy rain at Halls Bayou @ Tidwell Rd near Forest Brook MS. Street flooding possible.: At least 1.0 inch of rain in the last 15 minutes.

Heavy rain at Garners Bayou @ Beltway 8 near Humble. Street flooding possible.: At least 1.0 inch of rain in the last 15...
03/22/2022
Site 1630 Rainfall Alert

Heavy rain at Garners Bayou @ Beltway 8 near Humble. Street flooding possible.: At least 1.0 inch of rain in the last 15 minutes.

03/22/2022

The storms are making the morning commute pretty tough. Accidents and HIGH WATER locations are popping up on the @houstontranstar roadmap.
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⚠️ Check to see if your route is clear by visiting https://traffic.houstontranstar.org/layers/ and Know Before You Go!
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⚠️ Never enter a flooded roadway!

Flood Watch in effect until 9 a.m. harriscountyfws.org
03/22/2022

Flood Watch in effect until 9 a.m. harriscountyfws.org

Heavy rain at Buffalo Bayou @ Woodway Drive near Uptown Park. Street flooding possible.: At least 1.0 inch of rain in th...
03/22/2022
Site 2245 Rainfall Alert

Heavy rain at Buffalo Bayou @ Woodway Drive near Uptown Park. Street flooding possible.: At least 1.0 inch of rain in the last 15 minutes.

Heavy rain at North Fork Greens Bayou @ Ella near Greenspoint. Street flooding possible.: At least 1.0 inch of rain in t...
03/22/2022
Site 1655 Rainfall Alert

Heavy rain at North Fork Greens Bayou @ Ella near Greenspoint. Street flooding possible.: At least 1.0 inch of rain in the last 15 minutes.

Heavy rain at Vogel Creek @ Gulf Bank Rd near Eisenhower HS. Street flooding possible.: At least 1.0 inch of rain in the...
03/22/2022
Site 595 Rainfall Alert

Heavy rain at Vogel Creek @ Gulf Bank Rd near Eisenhower HS. Street flooding possible.: At least 1.0 inch of rain in the last 15 minutes.

Heavy rain at Greens Bayou @ Bammel N Houston near Willowbrook. Street flooding possible.: At least 1.0 inch of rain in ...
03/22/2022
Site 1665 Rainfall Alert

Heavy rain at Greens Bayou @ Bammel N Houston near Willowbrook. Street flooding possible.: At least 1.0 inch of rain in the last 15 minutes.

Heavy rain at Buttermilk Creek @ Moorberry Ln near Spring Shadows. Street flooding possible.: At least 1.0 inch of rain ...
03/22/2022
Site 2253 Rainfall Alert

Heavy rain at Buttermilk Creek @ Moorberry Ln near Spring Shadows. Street flooding possible.: At least 1.0 inch of rain in the last 15 minutes.

Heavy rain at Rummel Crk @ Brittmoore near Memorial City Mall. Street flooding possible.: At least 1.0 inch of rain in t...
03/22/2022
Site 2280 Rainfall Alert

Heavy rain at Rummel Crk @ Brittmoore near Memorial City Mall. Street flooding possible.: At least 1.0 inch of rain in the last 15 minutes.

Heavy rain at Greens Bayou @ Cutten Rd near Willowbrook. Street flooding possible.: At least 1.0 inch of rain in the las...
03/22/2022
Site 1670 Rainfall Alert

Heavy rain at Greens Bayou @ Cutten Rd near Willowbrook. Street flooding possible.: At least 1.0 inch of rain in the last 15 minutes.

Heavy rain at Cypress Crk @ Stuebner-Airline Rd near Champions. Street flooding possible.: At least 1.0 inch of rain in ...
03/22/2022
Site 1140 Rainfall Alert

Heavy rain at Cypress Crk @ Stuebner-Airline Rd near Champions. Street flooding possible.: At least 1.0 inch of rain in the last 15 minutes.

Heavy rain at White Oak Bayou @ Lakeview near Jersey Village. Street flooding possible.: At least 1.0 inch of rain in th...
03/22/2022
Site 550 Rainfall Alert

Heavy rain at White Oak Bayou @ Lakeview near Jersey Village. Street flooding possible.: At least 1.0 inch of rain in the last 15 minutes.

Heavy rain at Keegans Bayou @ Rocky Valley near Mission Bend. Street flooding possible.: At least 1.0 inch of rain in th...
03/22/2022
Site 495 Rainfall Alert

Heavy rain at Keegans Bayou @ Rocky Valley near Mission Bend. Street flooding possible.: At least 1.0 inch of rain in the last 15 minutes.

Heavy rain near John Paul Landing. Street flooding possible.: At least 1.0 inch of rain in the last 15 minutes.
03/22/2022
Site 2185 Rainfall Alert

Heavy rain near John Paul Landing. Street flooding possible.: At least 1.0 inch of rain in the last 15 minutes.

Heavy rain at South Mayde Creek @ Peek Rd near Katy. Street flooding possible.: At least 1.0 inch of rain in the last 15...
03/22/2022
Site 2190 Rainfall Alert

Heavy rain at South Mayde Creek @ Peek Rd near Katy. Street flooding possible.: At least 1.0 inch of rain in the last 15 minutes.

Heavy rain at Cane Island Branch @ Clay Road near Katy. Street flooding possible.: At least 1.0 inch of rain in the last...
03/22/2022
Site 2050 Rainfall Alert

Heavy rain at Cane Island Branch @ Clay Road near Katy. Street flooding possible.: At least 1.0 inch of rain in the last 15 minutes.

Update:
03/22/2022

Update:

Flood Watch has been extended until 9 a.m. #houwx

Heavy rain at Buffalo Bayou @ US 90 near Katy. Street flooding possible.: At least 1.0 inch of rain in the last 15 minut...
03/22/2022
Site 2040 Rainfall Alert

Heavy rain at Buffalo Bayou @ US 90 near Katy. Street flooding possible.: At least 1.0 inch of rain in the last 15 minutes.

The Harris County Flood Control District is monitoring the potential for heavy rainfall over the area with a flash flood...
03/21/2022

The Harris County Flood Control District is monitoring the potential for heavy rainfall over the area with a flash flood threat Monday night into Tuesday morning.

The flood operations team will monitor rainfall trends and check gages that measure rainfall amounts and water levels in bayous. Harris County residents are urged to monitor weather conditions as well as creek and bayou levels.

More information at https://bit.ly/3JvSsiX

Photos from US National Weather Service Houston-Galveston Texas's post
03/21/2022

Photos from US National Weather Service Houston-Galveston Texas's post

Our Flood Warning System relies on a network of strategically placed gage stations. Be aware of rainfall conditions near...
03/21/2022

Our Flood Warning System relies on a network of strategically placed gage stations. Be aware of rainfall conditions near your workplace, schools and home.

Get the latest updates during heavy rainfall events at http://harriscountyfws.org

The Flood Control District will begin a channel maintenance project this spring in the Buffalo Bayou watershed, from Cha...
03/18/2022

The Flood Control District will begin a channel maintenance project this spring in the Buffalo Bayou watershed, from Chatterton Drive to approximately 3,100 feet downstream. The project will address the channel conveyance capacity issues and restore the channel back to its original design capacity.

Construction equipment will access the work area via N. Dairy Ashford Road and Chatterton Drive. Motorists are urged to be alert to truck traffic when passing near construction access points.

More information at https://bit.ly/3tm4ead
Precinct 4 Commissioner R. Jack Cagle's Office

03/18/2022

Houston Residents:

The smoke in the air is due to the wildfires in the Eastland Complex.

Please do not be concerned, but if you have respiratory issues such as asthma, COPD, chronic bronchitis, or emphysema, you may want to consider the following until air quality improves:

Stay indoors if possible
Limit outdoor exposure and outdoor exercise
Frequently self-monitor
Wear a mask if going outside.

Only call 9-1-1 in the event of a life threatening medical emergency.

Please visit this link to view the fire and smoke map: https://fire.airnow.gov

Houston Fire Department Houston Health Department

#KnowYourWatershed: The Vince Bayou watershed is located in southeast Harris County. Most of the watershed lies within t...
03/18/2022

#KnowYourWatershed: The Vince Bayou watershed is located in southeast Harris County. Most of the watershed lies within the Pasadena and South Houston city limits, while the remainder is within the City of Houston.

Learn more about projects in Vince Bayou at hcfcd.org/Vince

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9900 Northwest Fwy
Houston, TX
77092

Opening Hours

Monday 7:30am - 4:30pm
Tuesday 7:30am - 4:30pm
Wednesday 7:30am - 4:30pm
Thursday 7:30am - 4:30pm
Friday 7:30am - 4:30pm

Telephone

+13462864000

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Comments

I have a question for Gary Zika and the Project Brays team. With the renovation work on Buffalo Speedway to occur, the additional water flows into Poor Farm Ditch and into Brays is or is not offset by detention capacity added? After reading about the Buffalo Speedway rebuilding project and the new 8 foot square stormwater lines, which dump into Poor Farm Ditch. Where is the offsets for increased flow into Brays?
HCFCD, Can you explain how this was allowed to happen. https://www.golfchannel.com/news/future-bright-houston-open-memorial-park-move?fbclid=IwAR1CdcDUCsdLB0mxm5PpT2FcWNbTQH2WrBL0DhkazstSvd8sKQD1TKndEzQ From the article: "What Doak did with this previously flat, flood-prone land was remarkable. He effectively added elevation and improved drainage into the Buffalo Bayou, which runs through the park. (How effective? Tropical Storm Imelda dropped nine inches on Memorial Park last month; the next day, the greens and fairways were being mowed.)" Why on earth does it make sense to take water that fell in a place where it can slowly soak into the ground and quickly funnel it to Buffalo Bayou where it will contribute to flooding others--either downstream or taking up capacity in an already overloaded bayou? It's ridiculous.
I wanted to do a big thanks to HCFCD; Gary Zika, Melissa and Rusty as well as the others on Project Brays. The rainfall we received last month from the storm on September 21/22 was handled by the storm water systems especially along Braesheather and the cul de sacs of Cranleigh, Endicott et al. I have been told that through the rains the water never went over the curb on Cranleigh! This is great news as it appears that the new detention dug out and connections to the Meyerland Section 7 worked well to get the water into the Brays Bayou system! Looking forward to the finish line as we get the bridges rebuilt over the next year and a half. It is my belief that we finally have adequate flows from the Rebuild Houston work from 2015! Thanks for your continued efforts to get us out of danger!
You guys are doing a great service!
https://tx-bellaire6.civicplus.com/DocumentCenter/View/26079/Drainage-Master-Plan-PPT---FMTF---V5 How would increasing storm water flow from Bellaire to Brays Bayou, not affect the bayou? It seems curious to me that with substantial improvements in storm water flow from Bellaire as they are proposing, the claim is no impact on Brays capacity. Please review this and let me know if this is truly the case or not.
This is the long overgrown Harris County Flood Control drainage ditch in La Porte. When are y'all gonna maintain the existing drainage system?
We sure need someone to come out to the 15000 block of Crosswinds Drive and clean out the flood drains on the street. Last time we had a hard rain the street flooded
#DYK that #2020Census data determines the amount of funding that schools receive for school books, school lunch programs and school supplies? Apply now at 2020census.gov/jobs to help get the funding needed for schools in your community. To Whom It May Concern Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yUjcmzScMvE&feature=youtu.be
I've really been enjoying the diversity of wildflowers along Brays Bayou - I bike the trail nearly every day. Today, I noticed the entire area is being mowed, at least from S. Gessner to the JCC (and the crews look setup in the area to continue work moving east tomorrow). I'd love to understand why the native vegetation is being removed.
I attended the Sims Bayou Community Engagement meeting on Thursday, February 13, at the Hiram Clarke Multi-Service Center. The presentation was poor in quality. The attendees could not read the information on the PowerPoint presentation because it was blurred, out of focus, or the print was too small and the presenter seemed to have an "attitude."
I have contacted the Harris County Flood Control months ago asking them to assist with an evasive plant that is killing all of the trees and wildlife on property they control behind my house. At first I sent the pictures and requests to the City of Houston-they came out the next day. They agreed that the problem was critical and needed immediate attention. However, they said their hands were tied bc this is HC Flood Control land. Large trees are dying while they continue to ignore my request for assistance. I suppose my only recourse is to take this to the media. I will also be contacting Texas A&M to ask them to do a study on the damage this is causing.
I just put up my new video about your wunnerful Houston Mayor called "Sly The Mayor Turner" Elections have MAJOR consequences don't they says Tony Buzzbee. Check it out and let me know what you think. “Sly The Mayor Turner” https://youtu.be/RqmZntxqu8w Turning Houston into a 3rd world city Turner hey Mayor what a downright pity. They keep moving in turning this city blue, nothing gets fixed, nothing built new.