Harris County Flood Warning System Case Study

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OTT RLS & CBS Water Level Sensors Making a Difference in Harris County. Download the Case Study!

The Harris County Flood Control District in Texas was created in 1937 in response to the devastating floods that struck Downtown Houston and Harris County between 1929 and 1935. Currently, the District’s boundaries include 3.7 million people in 34 jurisdictions one of which is the City of Houston.

In just one year Harris County endured two massive rainfall events with totals of 8-16 inches in 3 to 12 hours. A total of 9800 homes were flooded and 9 persons died. The District is using its “Flood Warning System” (FWS) to measure rainfall and water level amounts in real-time, to provide up-to-date flood information.

Presently, the number of gage stations is 153, of which 19 have the OTT RLS and 38 the CBS water level sensors.

OTT Hydromet sensors detect critical rate of rise in near real time for Harris County’s decision markers, emergency management authorities, citizens and the National Weather Service to protect life and property.

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