Post Hurricane Harvey Review by Harris County Flood Control District
 
Thursday, September 14, 2017
 
HESS Club
5430 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX 77056
 
 
Matthew Zeve
Director of Operations,
Harris County Flood Control District
Matthew Zeve is the Director of Operations for the Harris County Flood Control District in Houston, Texas.  Mr. Zeve is oversees the operations of various facets within the District, including Planning, Environmental Services, Engineering, Construction, and Infrastructure.  Mr. Zeve has more than 15 years of experience in hydrology and hydraulics analysis. His experience includes floodplain management studies and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) submittals, transportation-related drainage analyses, channel improvements projects, master drainage studies, drainage criteria manual development, watershed impact analyses, flooding forensic analysis, and drainage analysis for new developments.  Mr. Zeve is a graduate of Texas A&M University with a Bachelors and Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering.  Mr. Zeve is a Certified Floodplain Manager and member of the American Society of Civil Engineers.
 
Jeff Linder
Meteorologist
Harris County Flood Control District
Jeff Linder joined the Harris County Flood Control District in 2004 as the District’s first meteorologist. In his primary role as manager of the District’s Flood Watch Program, Mr. Linder implements regular communication with the National Weather Service and the Harris County Office of Emergency Management (HCOEM) during times of flooding while monitoring 140 rainfall and stage gages and collecting data at over 400 bridges located on many of Harris County’s 2,500 miles of channel.  In addition, Mr. Linder oversees the operation of the Harris County Flood Warning System and the Regional Flood ALERT Partners group as well as establishing flood levels for all 140 gage sites in Harris County.   Mr. Linder holds a Bachelor of Science degree in meteorology from Texas A&M University.  He is a member of the national and local chapters of the American Meteorological Society and of the Texas Gulf Coast Emergency Managers Association, the National Hydrological Warning Council, Texas Flash Flood Coalition, and ALERT Users Group.
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