Buffalo Bayou Area- HGS Community Outreach: Flooding and Floodplains in the Houston Area: Past, Present, and Future

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Buffalo Bayou Area- HGS Community Outreach

Flooding and Floodplains in the Houston Area: Past, Present, and Future

an Informational Workshop sponsored by the Houston Geological Society

**registration on the HGS website is not required to reserve a seat for this event- follow instructions below to RSVP**

Where: Walnut Bend Recreation Center, 10601 Briar Forest Dr., a quarter-mile (1/4) west of West Sam Houston Pkwy S (West Belt 8).

When: Friday, August 17th, from 7 -9 PM

Presenter: Dr. William R. Dupre’, Dept. of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, University of Houston

Flooding in the Houston area over the last three years has caused residents and professionals alike to reconsider how we evaluate and respond to flood hazards in the region. Dr. Dupre’ will discuss how watersheds and floodplains are defined and mapped, and how individuals can obtain (and understand) information on local watersheds and floodplain maps.  He will also discuss recent floods, including how floods are measured and how flood frequency is calculated. Of particular importance is how and why floods and floodplains in Houston have changed in the past, and are likely to change in the future. Lastly, he will review some of the possible approaches to reducing flood risk in the future.

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Greg Cowan, Walnut Bend resident and an Engineer, will have copies of his Appraisal of the Harris County Flood Control Bond proposal of $2.5 billion on which will be voted on Saturday, August 25, 2018.

The actual text of the Bond Proposal and Election can found at “https://www.hcfcd.org/media/2855/bpl.pdf”.

HCFCD promises are located: “https://www.hcfcd.org/media/2883/ddd-2018bondproject-tables-and-maps-2018-08-01-1430.pdf”

The facility possesses only 126 chairs.  If you find that you may be arriving after 6:50 pm, you should consider bring your own chair.

If you wish to reserve a seat, then before 5 pm Thursday, August 16, please call the HGS office (713) 463-9476 ; or send your request to jajordan@hgs.org, and put “Walnut Bend Reservation” in the subject line.

Walnut Bend residents are asked to include your address (for verification).


The Walnut Bend Recreation Center parking lot has 72 spaces.  Walnut Bend Elementary school, across the street has graciously made provision for use of their parking lot for this event.  Walnut Bend residents with a Rec. Center access card can park along Inwood Dr. (not on the corner of course) and use that gate.

This program is a community outreach effort by the Continuing Education Committee of the Houston Geological Society, the largest local geological society in the world.  The event is posted on our website.  Go to www.hgs.org; on the blue banner click on CALENDAR; on the Calendar page click on August 17.



August 17th, 2018 7:00 PM   through   9:00 PM
Walnut Bend Recreation Center
10601 Briar Forest Dr
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