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How To Handle Houston’s Tendency to Flood

Posted on · Last week Houston saw some flooding. Thankfully it wasn’t quite as bad as predicted, but that’s not to say we’re out of danger for the year. Hurricane season is right around the corner, and the city’s flat landscape means flooding, drainage and mitigating water are always top of mind for some people — especially those who live in […]

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Mitigating Flooding and SXSW Interactive: Tuesday’s Show (March 15, 2016)

Posted on · Last week Houston saw some flooding. Thankfully it wasn’t quite as bad as predicted, but that’s not to say we’re out of danger for the year. Hurricane season is right around the corner, and the city’s flat landscape means flooding and drainage are always top of mind for some people — especially those who live in flood-prone areas. On […]

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Engineer Sounds the Alarm on Houston’s Aging Water Infrastructure

Posted on · We’ve all experienced a power outage for one reason or another – whether it’s a few minutes or hours. And, unfortunately, being in hurricane country, some Houstonians have had to experience being without power for days or more after a big storm. But what if you had to do without running water for that long? […]

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Texas Has Thousands of Bad Dams, Two In Houston Deemed ‘Extremely High Risk’

Posted on · As Houston Public Media reported last month, work is now under way to repair two dams that hold back storm water on the west side of Houston. We wanted to know why some experts say the dams are the most critical flood protection Houston has and why a failure could mean catastrophic damage to thousands […]

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Preventing Flooding in Meyerland: Thursday’s Show (July 9, 2015)

Posted on · This week, Brazos Bend State Park reopened. It was closed for several weeks due to flood damage. It’s just one of many areas in and around Greater Houston that contended with flooding over Memorial Day weekend, prompted by a strong, fast-developing and sustained storm, which dropped up to 11 inches of rain over the area in […]

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Buffalo Bayou Restoration and Liver Cancer Research: Houston Matters for Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Posted on · Houston residents have until the end of this month to submit public comments on a plan to eliminate vegetation and trees along the banks of a one-and-a-half-mile stretch of Buffalo Bayou running from the southeast corner of Memorial Park to the eastern edge of River Oaks Country Club. The Harris County Flood Control District says […]