The Harris County Flood Control District and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) are partnering on a flood hazard assessment project that will use the latest available technology and data to produce the county’s most comprehensive and complete set of flood hazard maps and information.
NEW METHODOLOGIES AND TECHNOLOGIES
Using new methodologies and technologies and the most granular data available, the Flood Control District will provide a better understanding of flood risks throughout Harris County, including previously unmapped urban flooding.
Other new data and information that will be utilized include updated terrain data and improved hydrologic and hydraulic modeling technology and methods.
RESULTS THAT IMPACT FUTURE PLANNING
The Flood Control District expects many changes to be reflected in the resulting flood risk maps that will impact how future projects, new development, and their associated mitigation strategies are implemented.