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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, 1010  -  Committee Report

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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