Harris County Flood Control District

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Harris County Flood Control District
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Abbreviation HCFCD
Formation 1937
Founder Texas Legislature
Type Special Purpose District
Legal status Active
Purpose Manage Flood Control in Harris County
Headquarters 9900 Northwest Freeway, 77092
Location
  • Harris County, TX
Region
Southeast Texas
Budget (2015)
$154.6M[1]
Revenue
Tax Rate of $0.027 per $100 Value
Staff (2015)
380
Website www.hcfcd.org

Harris County Flood Control District (HCFCD) is a government agency that was established to reduce the effects of flooding in Harris County, Texas, United States. The flood control district has its headquarters in Houston.[2]

After destructive floods in 1929 and 1935 occurred, residents of Harris County advocated for relief of flooding issues. The 45th Texas Legislature established the flood district on April 23, 1937; the Harris County Commissioners Court was designated as the district's governing body.[3]

Flood on Franklin Avenue, Houston, 1935, which was a catalyst for the formation of the HCFCD

Magnolia Bridge[edit]

The Magnolia Bridge, was found responsible for the devastating flooding in 1935.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "[1]" Harris County Flood Control District Federal Briefing, 2015. Retrieved 3 September 2017
  2. ^ "Contact Info." Harris County Flood Control District. Retrieved on March 7, 2010.
  3. ^ "History of the District." Harris County Flood Control District. Retrieved on March 7, 2010.
  4. ^ "Houston's Lost History: Downtown Flood of 1935". RedPub. Retrieved September 1, 2017. 

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