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.