County Flood Control District
(HCFCD) HCFCD is
a special purpose district created by the Texas Legislature
in 1937 in response to devastating floods that struck the region
in 1929 and 1935. The District's mission, in simple terms, is
to provide flood damage reduction projects that work, with appropriate
regard for community and natural values - to reduce the risk
of flooding by: devising the stormwater management plan; implementing
the plan; and maintaining the infrastructure. The District's
drainage and flood control infrastructure is extensive, including
more than 1,500 channels totaling about 3,000 miles in length.
The District has been involved
in many recovery programs including the "Tropical
Storm Allison Recovery Project (TSARP)," a
top-notch web site.