How well will the new Brays Bayou contain floodwaters? Depends on where you are
A $480 million widening project on Brays Bayou, hit every year since 2015 with devastating floods, is billed by public officials as one of the biggest flood control projects ever undertaken in Houston.
But the widening project by the Harris County Flood Control District and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, slated to be complete in 2021, still will struggle to contain storms even weaker than the floods of Memorial Day 2015, Tax Day 2016 and, of course, Hurricane Harvey.
The Houston Chronicle examined the limitations of even massive, multi-million dollar projects here.
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