DRAINAGE CHANNEL MAINTENANCE HELPS TEXAS COUNTY SURVIVE MASSIVE FLOOD

Harris County and Houston survived the worst recorded flood in Texas history by maintaining their drainage channel system. The 25-in. rainfall in October 1994 left 15 people dead, affecting a 26-county region. A Harris County workforce of 250 employees fight alligators, water snakes, and mosquitos to control vegetation, make repairs, and remove debris from the channels--just to keep the water flowing. This article describes the work of the Harris County Flood Control District, which oversees the channel system that stretches over an area of 2,735 densely populated square kilometers (1,700 mi).

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    Scranton Gillette Communications

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  • Authors:
    • Flynn, L
  • Publication Date: 1995-9

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00712746
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 24 1995 12:00AM