CI-012 Major Maintenance of Cypress Creek and Tributaries

CI-012 Major Maintenance of Cypress Creek and Tributaries

Last Modified: 04/18/2020 01:29 AM


Recent Actions

January 28, 2020 - Harris County Commissioners Court authorized negotiations with an engineering firm for construction phase engineering services in support of this project

May 14, 2019 – Harris County Commissioners Court approved a $5.82 million agreement with an engineering firm to provide engineering services in support of the current project in Harris County Precinct 4.

March 26, 2019 – Harris County Commissioners Court authorized negotiations with an engineering firm to conduct design, bidding and construction stage engineering services in support of the current project in Harris County Precinct 4.

August 28, 2018 – Harris County Commissioners Court authorized and initiated this project.

Project Description

Bond Project CI-012 involves major maintenance along Cypress Creek and its tributaries to restore channel conveyance capacity. It may include right-of-way acquisition, design and construction along tributaries.

This project will be constructed in 6-8 batches of multiple individual project sites in need of repair. Each batch will be separately designed and put out for construction bidding. Batch 3 is expected to include major maintenance at multiple sites on Cypress Creek itself. Please check this webpage as the project sites for each subsequent batch are identified and mapped.

Funding from the 2018 HCFCD Bond Program allows the Flood Control District to accelerate and complete several major maintenance projects that may have been deferred in the past due to funding limits. Maintenance projects may involve repairing bank erosion, replacing failed outfall pipes, and removing sediment, among other tasks. The goal is to repair and restore the channel to its original condition so that it can effectively convey stormwater. Maintenance projects do not involve widening or deepening a channel.

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This major maintenance project is in the DESIGN STAGE. This stage of the project will result in engineering documents and a bid-ready project manual necessary to take the chosen project into the bidding process and to the CONSTRUCTION stage.

Bond Project Listing

Bond Project CI-012 is categorized as a “Community Input” bond project. It was suggested during the Community Engagement Meeting for Cypress Creek that proceeded the August 2018 Bond Election. The Bond Project List includes a total allocation for all stages and phases of this project of $60 million.

Bond Listing

List of 2018 Bond Projects

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 on the red and orange highlighted areas to learn about projects' details. Some early-stage projects are not highlighted in the map. The map will be updated when projects advance or when more information becomes available. 

• Maintenance Projects   
• Capital Projects

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.



Two Community Engagement Meetings for this project were held October 21, 2019, at Klein High School Cafeteria,16715 Stuebner Airline Road, and October 24, 2019, at Houston's First Baptist Church, 11011 Mason Road.