We at HARC are grateful to Houston Endowment for their support in the development of this project.

Hurricane Harvey brought record rainfall to Houston; the resulting flooding led to regional devastation, impacting lives, homes and livelihoods. The storm also had numerous environmental impacts. The Houston Advanced Research Center (HARC) mobilized swiftly to acquire and process data and information about the flooding and related environmental impacts, such as storm-related spills, pollutants, Superfund site impacts, water quality, air quality, and power generation. The resulting analysis is shown through narrative summaries, maps, and infographics in the story map, “Summarizing Hurricane Harvey’s Environmental Impacts”. For general feedback on this application, please contact us at harcgis@harcresearch.org.

Project Team:
  • Dr. Stephanie Glenn - Project Team Lead  (Profile)
  • Dr. Erin Kinney - Water & Environment  (Profile)
  • Ryan Bare - Water & Environment  (Profile)
  • Dr. Mustapha Beydoun - Air Quality  (Profile)
  • Dr. Gavin Dillingham - Energy/Energy Policy  (Profile)
  • Bill Bass, GISP - GIS Lead  (Profile)
  • Qian Song - GIS Analyst  (Profile)
  • Likun Chen - IT Analyst  (Profile)

For more data, please visit HARC's GIS data download page.

More HARC Data Downloads

USGS – United States Geological Survey

NOAA – National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association

NWS – National Weather Service

TPWD – Texas Parks and Wildlife

BTEX - benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene and xylene

EPA – Environmental Protection Agency

FEMA – Federal Emergency Management Agency

PCBs - Polychlorinated biphenyls

CCAP – Coastal Change Analysis Program

HUC 12 – Hydrologic Unit Code 12

DOE – Department of Energy

CHP – Combined Heat and Power

ERCOT – Electric Reliability Council of Texas

UTMB – University of Texas Medical Branch

HARC – Houston Advanced Research Center