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The Rains Came And The Floods Followed: Measuring The Impact Of The Tax Day Floods

On April 17-18, 2016 one of the most devastating floods since Tropical Storm Allison 2001 impacted Harris County. Slow moving thunderstorms produced 16-22 inches of rainfall in a 12 hour period resulting in the flooding of several watersheds across western and northern Harris County. Several of the watersheds rose to modern day record levels flooding upwards of 10,000 structures. Addicks and Barker Reservoirs rose to their highest pool elevations ever recorded.

This presentation will review the rainfall, the historic flooding, and the lessons learned from one of the most devastating flooding events to impact Harris County in more than 15 years. Jeff Lindner, Director Hydrologic Operations Division/Meteorologist, Harris County Flood Control District, who is our speaker, was the man at the center of the storm – literally!

His presentation will translate the vast amount of data accumulated into the human side of the story and make plain the true impact of the tax day floods. More importantly, he’ll address what this rainfall event means to the water district community and what is being done to prepare for the future – when the rains will return. For AWBD members, this Spring Breakfast presentation is a must. Please plan to make your reservations early as we expect a capacity crowd.


Omni Westside
13210 Katy Freeway
Houston, TX 77079

(281) 558-8338


7:30 am: Check In, Breakfast Served
8:00 am: Program
9:15 am: Scheduled Conclusion

Cost And Reservation Information

$80.00 per person for AWBD members, prior to advance reservation deadline of Thursday, April 13th (subject to availability); $125.00 per person after deadline date and for non-members (subject to availability); $135.00 per person for walk-up attendance (subject to availability). Breakfast meal and seating are not guaranteed after April 13th.

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