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Houston Homes Still at Risk for Floods Despite Upgrades

Nearly 9,000 homes and other buildings will remain in the floodplains of four Houston-area waterways despite multimillion-dollar flood control projects.

The Houston Chronicle reports that momentum built last month to finish the projects on Brays, Hunting and White Oak bayous and Clear Creek after Congress appropriated $10.4 billion specifically for flood control projects in disaster-affected areas. The projects include miles of widening, straightening and deepening waterways, as well as digging out detention basins to keep significantly more rain and runoff within the waterways' banks.

But even after the projects' completion, the Harris County Flood Control District says the waterways will still struggle to contain floodwaters from storms weaker than those that have hit Houston each of the last three years.
 

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