G103-00-00-P004 is a planning study that will identify current flood risks and develop strategies to reduce existing flooding concerns in the study area. The study will also consider improvements in drainage infrastructure required to reduce flood risk from future development and re-development in the study area. The study will analyze existing and future flood risk surrounding the selected tributaries, categorize flooding problems by severity, and evaluate potential solutions using pre-determined criteria. The study deliverable will also identify opportunities and constraints for the proposed solutions and develop a strategy for implementation.
The study limit is primarily within unincorporated Harris County except for a small area within the City of Houston located along the shoreline of Lake Houston. Notable communities within this study area include Huffman, Newport, and Crosby in the northern area, and Crosby, Barrett Station, and the Highlands in the southern area.
The study will concentrate on five tributaries to Lake Houston, and their secondary tributaries as listed in Table 1. These streams total approximately 15.94 miles.