Planners coordinated with Harris County Precinct 1 and 2, both to clarify flooding issues in the watershed, and to provide coordination between Flood Control District regional projects and future local neighborhood and park projects under consideration by Harris County.
This type of Watershed Planning Project is a feasibility project, which means that results and recommendations are at a conceptual level. Each recommended project would need to be developed in more detail during separate preliminary engineering and design stages of the project lifecycle before proceeding to construction, which could be at least several years away. Taking a watershed-wide approach will ensure that future flood risk reduction projects work together and are sequenced appropriately to achieve the maximum benefits.
In 2021, the Flood Control District was awarded $10 million in partnership funding for design and construction of a flood risk reduction project in the Cloverleaf area of the watershed, as recommended in this plan. The grant comes from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Community Development Block Grant-Mitigation program (CDBG-MIT) through the Texas General Land Office and Harris County Community Services Department.
The Carpenters Bayou Watershed Planning Project had a contract budget of approximately $500,000.