F-45 and F-68 Cedar Bayou Tributary Analysis Q134-00-00 and Q134-01-00

F-45 and F-68 Cedar Bayou Tributary Analysis Q134-00-00 and Q134-01-00
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Recent Actions

July 20, 2021 – Harris County Commissioners Court authorized the Flood Control District to sell surplus property to the Texas Department of Transportation in support of this project.

March 30, 2021 – Harris County Commissioners Court authorized the addition of the Q534-02-00 stormwater detention basin to the Flood Control District’s Unit Numbering System for identification purposes.

September 15, 2020 – Harris County Commissioners Court authorized an agreement with an engineering firm not to exceed $660,000 for preliminary engineering and design services in support of this project.

May 19, 2020 - Harris County Commissioners Court approved updates to project details in the 2018 Bond Program List. Update consolidates project title and funding for this project and Bond IDs F-68.

April 28, 2020 - Harris County Commissioners Court authorized negotiations with an engineering firm for preliminary engineering and design services.

April 9, 2019 – Harris County Commissioners Court approved an $850,000 contract with an engineering firm for a detailed flood risk reduction alternatives analysis in support of this project.

November 13, 2018 – Harris County Commissioners Court authorized negotiations with an engineering firm to conduct an alternatives analysis. 

November 13, 2018 – Harris County Commissioners Court authorized and initiated this project

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

This project is currently undergoing the Preliminary Engineering Report (PER) and conceptual design stage. This stage will result in more detailed recommendations for flood damage reduction projects and an implementation strategy for those projects.

Location

Q134-00-00 and its sub-tributary Q134-01-00 are unnamed tributaries near the northeastern corner of Harris County, roughly bisected by F.M. 1960, and located just east of F.M. 2100.

Stage

This project is currently moving toward the final stage of the Preliminary Engineering Report.

Bond Listing

Bond Project F-45 is a “Local Only” project, which means there is no funding partner identified at this time, and the project will be funded entirely from the 2018 Bond Program. The Bond Project List includes a total allocation for all stages and phases of this project of $11 million.

Q134 Advanced Feasibility Study

The Harris County Flood Control District (HCFCD) completed the Cedar Bayou Flood Risk Reduction Study (FRRS), which was funded as part of the 2018 Bond program. This study focused on evaluating long-term flood risk reduction strategies for the watershed while outlining an initial phase of improvements that could provide benefits in the short-term.

The long-term proposed solutions outlined by the study are channel improvements to widen and/or deepen the Q134-00-00 and Q134-01-00 upstream, structural improvements to increase the capacity of existing bridges/culverts and two large regional stormwater detention basins (approximately 216 acres in size and providing approximately 342 million gallons of storage volume). The short-term recommendations to mitigate flooding are acquisition of right-of-way (ROW) for future improvements and initial construction of the regional stormwater detention basins. Implementing the long-term proposed solution would be phased as funding becomes available, with the estimated total cost for the ultimate solution equal to roughly $49.1 million.

Ultimate project benefits include more effective channel conveyance to contain future 100-year flows as well as the removal of inundation of up to 38 structures in the 500-year event and the removal of inundation of approximately 557 acres in the 500-year event.

Phase 1 Improvements

Ultimate Condition Alternative Layout


The Harris County Flood Control District has a significant number of flood damage reduction projects occurring all over Harris County as part of its on-going Capital Improvement Program (CIP), Operations and Maintenance, and the 2018 Bond Program. Click the Project ID on the Map to learn about projects’ details. Some early-stage projects are not highlighted on the map. The map will be updated when projects advance or when more information becomes available.

PROJECT LIFECYCLE

Every flood damage reduction project is unique. Yet each project begins and ends, with common and predictable milestones along the way. Whether a project moves forward – and how quickly – depends on many factors, including the availability of funding at each milestone, shifting community priorities for flood damage reduction, and other changing circumstances (such as the price of trees or concrete) from year to year.

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Community Engagement Meeting

The Harris County Flood Control District held a Community Engagement Meeting for the tributaries, Q134-00-00 and Q134-01-00 and the Channel Conveyance Improvements Project on:
Date: Wednesday, October 6, 2021
Time: 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

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Meeting Summary

Previous Community Engagement Meeting

A virtual community engagement meeting for F-45 Cedar Bayou Tributary Analysis was held on:
Date: Wednesday, April 7, 2021
Time: 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Presentation (English) Presentation (Spanish) Virtual Meeting Video

Meeting Summary