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Carolyn White


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  1. 1. Environmental Services Department Capital Revegetation Program
  2. 2. Location
  3. 9. Purpose and Need <ul><li>HCFCD Mission: Provide flood damage reduction projects that work, with appropriate regard for community and natural values . </li></ul><ul><li>Permanent site stabilization. </li></ul><ul><li>Water quality enhancement. </li></ul><ul><li>Maintenance cost reduction. </li></ul>
  4. 11. <ul><li>Site Preparation and Soil Development </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Erosion control </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Soil biology </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Plant Preservation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Tree relocation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Prairie and plant rescue </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Tree Mitigation </li></ul><ul><li>Tree and Shrub Planting </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Reforestation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Park planting </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Wetland Planting </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Water Quality enhancement </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Habitat planting </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Operations and Maintenance </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Invasive species control </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Restricted Mow Zones </li></ul></ul>Program Elements
  5. 12. Site Preparation <ul><li>Soil organic matter and soil biology influence soil structure, porosity, and fertility. </li></ul><ul><li>Enhanced rooting and vegetative growth stabilizes soil and mitigates soil erosion. </li></ul><ul><li>Liquid compost extract applied to inoculate biology. </li></ul>
  6. 13. Wetland Planting <ul><li>NPDES/TPDES Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System General Permit and HCFCD Stormwater Management Program directs new projects to incorporate water quality enhancement. </li></ul><ul><li>Habitat enhancement incorporated into planting design. </li></ul>
  7. 16. Wetland Planting
  8. 19. Operations & Maintenance <ul><li>Tackle site erosion as it occurs – utilize soil erosion inspector to address problems. </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluate and address surface soil erosion and rilling. </li></ul><ul><li>Create Restricted Mow Zones for special areas. </li></ul>
  9. 23. WQ Monitoring <ul><li>Automatic Sampling </li></ul><ul><li>Grab Samples </li></ul><ul><li>BMP Data Management System </li></ul>
  10. 24. Harris County Flood Control District Monitoring Stations Existing Proposed
  11. 25. Beltway 8 Water Quality Project – Surge Basin
  12. 26. Preliminary Results - Bacteria n = 10 n = 10 n = 10 n = 10 n = 10 n = 10