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Dickinson still working to mitigate flood risk after Harvey

10 months 1 week 4 days ago Saturday, July 27 2019 Jul 27, 2019 July 27, 2019 10:22 AM July 27, 2019 in News - AP Texas Headlines

DICKINSON, Texas (AP) - Crews are working to unclog tributaries and bayous snaking through Dickinson to reduce the risk of flooding nearly two years after Hurricane Harvey caused significant damage to the Houston suburb.

The August 2017 storm dumped about 50 inches of rain on Dickinson.

The Galveston County Daily News reports that Mayor Julie Masters believes the cleanup is isn't merely a beautification project. Masters sees it as an opportunity to ease residents' fears about potential future flooding.

City administrator Chris Heard says this month's work from crews at Alabama-based CrowderGulf Disaster Recovery & Debris Removal is the latest effort in a $3 million plan to revamp the Dickinson waterways.

Heard noted the city expanded the de-snagging project through additional public and private funding.

Information from: The Galveston County Daily News, http://www.galvnews.com

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