Residents of flood prone areas are well advised to stay informed regarding current and planned flood control and drainage improvement projects. These projects by design will result in significant reductions to flooding risk. In some cases the flood hazard maps will be revised to reflect the reduced risk. This could allow a decrease in flood insurance premiums for the home owner.
HCFCD maintains an interactive map viewer on which the details of all Maintenance and Capital Improvement projects can be viewed at the link:
For this particular project it is not apparent whether it will result in change to the flood plain maps. The bulkhead replacement will control erosion along the banks of the nearby Cow Bayou floodway however it is not likely to impact Base Flood Elevation.
-new channel construction
-excavation of storm water detention basins
-buyouts of repetitively flooded homes or homes that are located too deep in the regulatory floodplain