Houston Matters

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 […]

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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 […]