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Find the latest SSPEED Center Reports below.

Neighborhood-Scale Floodplain Analysis and Flood Mitigation Study for Greens Bayou Watershed

October 06, 2019

A vision for Houston and Galveston Bay

A Year After Harvey: Where We Are and Where We Need to Be

August 12, 2018

A full report by Jim Blackburn and Phil Bedient that is jointly published by Baker Institute and SSPEED Center at Rice.

This report summarizes the strategies in the Houston area’s toolbox and focuses on specific challenges. It also includes a variety of conclusions about how best to address both strategies and tactics. Consortium members believe the overall approach to mitigating flooding in a watershed should be focused at both the watershed and neighborhood level.

This report is an overview of federal funding priorities for storm surge protection strategies in the wake of our current political landscape in a post-Harvey era. It details how the Mid-Bay Gate could be a less-expensive and surge protection system for the region.

This report is an overview the devastation that Hurricane Harvey caused in Houston with its record-breaking rainfall event. It overviews Harvey’s impact on Houston’s major watersheds, the Addicks-Barker reservoir releases, San Jacinto River Flooding and the impact on the Brazos River.

The latest update for SSPEED's Houston-Galveston Protection System Plan.

The 2016 Annual Report summarizes the H-GAPS Plan and Phasing, Key Environmental Issues, Public Outreach, and Future Work.

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