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In Harvey's Wake

On Harvey's anniversary, Houstonians set to decide on historic flood control bond

Harris County voters will head to the polls on Saturday — the first anniversary of Hurricane Harvey — to decide on a $2.5 billion bond measure that would finance hundreds of flood control projects. Flood experts say it would be a good start, but that it won't come close to solving the region's chronic flooding problems.

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In Harvey's Wake

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A Harvey-flooded neighborhood in West Houston on Aug. 29.

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Fixing the dams

People walk along the Barker Reservoir Dam in Houston on Tuesday, Aug 29, 2017. Torrential rains from Hurricane Harvey caused the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to release water from the reservoir, aggravating flooding in neighborhoods below the dam.
Heavy rain raises the level of the Buffalo Bayou in Houston on July 4, 2018.

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