Little Cypress Creek

Little Cypress Creek

Watershed Overview

Drainage Area Watershed Population Open Stream Miles Primary Streams
50 Sq. Miles 28,879 (Harris County portion) 56 Miles

Little Cypress Creek is usually considered the "22nd Watershed" within Harris County, although it is actually a subwatershed of the major Cypress Creek watershed. The Little Cypress Creek watershed encompasses a mostly rural, undeveloped area of northwest Harris County. Based on the 2010 U.S. Census, the estimated population of the Little Cypress Creek watershed is 28,879. 

Little Cypress Creek is not always delineated separately on Harris County Flood Control District maps. As far back as 1944, however, when the Flood Control District’s unique internal unit numbering system was devised, it was given its own watershed letter – “L” – to help identify its associated tributaries and flood damage reduction projects. Cypress Creek is designated with the letter “K.” 

Little Cypress Creek comprises more than 15% of the larger Cypress Creek watershed, with a drainage area of about 50 square miles.

Statement from Harris County Flood Control District

Harris County Flood Control District Statement Regarding Negotiations Around Longwood Golf Club

Projects In Little Cypress Creek Watershed

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.

How Water Flows In The little cypress creek Watershed