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Issue 13
February 2022
Large Turnout Expected for Tree Planting Competition 
Tree Planting Competition
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From the Interim Executive Director

Click here to read the monthly message from the Harris County Flood Control District's Interim Executive Director Alan Black.

Project Update

The Harris County Flood Control District is once again sponsoring the Annual Houston Regional Tree Planting Competition, which will be held in conjunction with local Arbor Day celebrations. Teams will go head-to-head to see who can plant 100 small trees the fastest. Awards will go to the top three fastest teams. Participants are expected to come from all around Houston, and the Harris County Flood Control District will even have a team of its own competing.

Planning for Floating Treatment Wetlands Project Near Completion

The planning phase for the Floating Treatment Wetlands (FTWs) Project will be coming to a close in the next few months. The purpose of the project is to determine the usefulness of incorporating Floating Treatment Wetlands into existing basins within Harris County, which are meant to aid in stormwater treatment. 

Progress continues on the White Oak Bayou Federal Flood Damage Reduction Project with channel widening work to reduce the risk of flooding. This project segment  includes channel modifications along White Oak Bayou from Cole Creek to Hollister Street.

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Construction Update

Construction of Phase 3 of the South Belt Stormwater Detention Basin aims to provide mitigation for future conveyance improvements on Beamer Ditch and Turkey Creek and to reduce future flood damage within the Clear Creek watershed.

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Employees Acknowledged in High Five Program