HARRIS COUNTY – The county has been awarded $4.5 billion in federal funds for flood prevention projects.
The funds will be allocated to:
Sabine Pass to Galveston Bay Coastal Storm Risk Management and Ecosystem Restoration Project, $4 billion;
Clear Creek, $295 million;
Brays Bayou, $75 million;
Hunting Bayou, $65 million;
White Oak Bayou, $45 million; and
Buffalo Bayou and tributaries, $1.4 million.
About $14 million will be used to study future flood-control projects along the Buffalo Bayou and tributaries, Brazos River, Texas coast, and more.
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development recently approved $5 billion of funding for a Texas hurricane recovery plan.
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