G103-00-00-P004 is a planning study that identified current flood risks and develop strategies to reduce existing flooding concerns in the study area. The study also considered improvements in drainage infrastructure required to reduce flood risk from future development and re-development in the study area. The study analyzed existing and future flood risk surrounding the selected tributaries, categorize flooding problems by severity, and evaluated potential solutions using pre-determined criteria. The study deliverable identified opportunities and constraints for the proposed solutions and develop a strategy for implementation.
The study area covered all small tributaries to the East of Lake Houston and the San Jacinto River but focused on five tributaries with significant flooding problems. These streams total approximately 16 miles. The study limit was 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 goals of the study were to determine various potential improvements that can reduce flood risks throughout the study area and to recommend an implementation plan for use of the allocated $10 million in 2018 Bond funds and any future funding that becomes available for the area.
The final engineering report was finalized in April 2023.
The study focused on five tributaries to Lake Houston, and their secondary tributaries as listed in Table 1.