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BUFFALO BAYOU and TRIBUTARIES - January 2020
* To help keep you up to date on all of the study milestones, we will be releasing a series of newsletters.
Click on this link for the January 2020 Newsletter. This as well as other published documents will soon be available on our website. We encourage you to visit this website and direct others here for information regarding the study.
*A report summarizing all of the comments received during the early scoping period back in April and May of 2019 will soon be available on the website.
* The Notice of Intent (NOI) was filed in the Federal Register stating that the Corps is formally planning to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement and Feasibility Report for the Buffalo Bayou and Tributaries, Texas Resiliency Study. The NOI can be found on the site linked below.
Buffalo Bayou and Tributaries Team
FLOOD CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT - December, 2018
UPDATE BY BRYANT BANES - CLICK HERE
FLOOD REPORT - DECEMBER 2018 - CLICK HERE
Residential restoration repairs need a permit. For Permit GUIDELINES
Residential Building Permit APPLICATION
Repair spec List
Previous Reports / Studies done by the Corps of Engineers regarding the flooding
potential from the reservoirs....
Corps of Engineers / Harris County Flood District Neighborhood meeting to discuss
Addicks and Barker Reservoirs being designated "High Risk"...
February 17, 2010 - Committee Report
CHARTING BUFFALO -
A study by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Harris County Flood Control District of
32 miles of Buffalo Bayou from the Barker Reservoir to the Houston Ship Channel Turning
Basin, and 7 miles of Lower White Oak Bayou from Loop 610 to the confluence with Buffalo
Bayou in downtown Houston.
See a Question and Answer document presented in 2012
Chapter 19 - 2018 Floodplain Ordinance
To ensure that new dwellings are built high enough to save lives and paroperty in the event of flooding. City Council will vote on this ordinance on March 28, 2018.
The City of Houston will reduce the risk of flood loss for future development and redevelopment by ordinanace revisions, new regulations, building codes and design guidelines. Existing develpment will be improved through Capital Improvement Projects (CIP), buyouts, home elevations and demo-rebuilds.
Houston's current code only applies to property in the 100-year floodplain and protects 1 foot above 100-year flood elevation. The proposed revisions woud include property in the 500-year floodplain and protect 2 feet of the 500-year flood elevation. It would also include no net fill in the 500-year floodplain.
The 100-year floodplain is land that is predicted to flood during a 100-year storm, which has a 1% chance of occurring in any given year. The 500-year floodplain has a 0.2% chance of occurring.
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