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HCFCD Update at August Meeting

posted Aug 10, 2011, 9:11 AM by Memorial Super Neighborhood   [ updated Aug 26, 2011, 12:33 PM ]
Jennifer Dyke, Study Manager from Harris County Flood Control District, will provide a brief presentation about Charting Buffalo.  The study covers 32 miles of Buffalo Bayou, eastward from the Barker Reservoir to the Houston Ship Channel Turning Basin, along with 7 miles of lower White Oak Bayou from Loop 610 to its confluence with Buffalo Bayou near downtown Houston. The study area also includes about a dozen selected tributaries such as Rummel Creek, Turkey Creek, Soldier Creek and Little White Oak Bayou.
Charting Buffalo is a collaborative effort, pulling together both the Flood Control District’s work to reduce flooding risks and damages and many independent plans and projects aimed at enhancing and protecting Buffalo and lower White Oak bayous.  This unique process involves a wide range of interests and community groups that care about the bayous and understand their importance for flood damage reduction, recreation and the environment.  The goal of Charting Buffalo is to incorporate a range of positive ideas, to balance expectations for these important waterways, and to unite the public in supporting a plan for their future. The finished product will include recommendations for ways to reduce flooding risks and damages, reduce erosion through streambank stabilization, and improve water quality.  It will also include ideas that consider the recreational, environmental and aesthetic potential of these important waterways.  The Flood Control District expects to complete the Charting Buffalo study in early 2012.

Here is a copy of Jennifer's Charting Buffalo presentation