Cypress Creek Watershed Implementation Program

Cypress Creek Watershed Implementation Program

Last Modified: 10/02/2020 01:26 PM

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Recent Action

July 14, 2020 - Harris County Commissioners Court approved a $1,400,915 agreement with an engineering firm to provide an implementation plan for projects recommended for the Cypress Creek watershed.

April 7, 2020 - Harris County Commissioners Court authorized negotiations for engineering services to support the Flood Control District with implementation of the recommendations from the Cypress Creek Watershed Major Tributaries Regional Drainage Plan update and development of future flood damage reduction projects within the Cypress Creek watershed.

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

The Flood Control District is taking a watershed-wide approach to executing flood risk reduction projects in the Cypress Creek watershed. The Cypress Creek Implementation Program provides a holistic view of activity in the watershed and enables the Flood Control District to deliver projects strategically and efficiently in a heavily developed area. Projects will include stormwater detention basins, channel improvements on various Cypress Creek tributaries, and right-of-way acquisition for floodplain preservation.

The program will address the implementation of project recommendations from the Regional Drainage Plan and Environmental Investigation for Major Tributaries in the Cypress Creek Watershed (Bond ID CI-035), which was completed in 2020. The program also will consider other ongoing or planned projects in the watershed.

Public Information Session

The T.C. Jester Stormwater Detention Basin and the Westador Stormwater Detention Basin are both included in applications for federal funding through the Community Development Block Grant for Mitigation (CDBG-MIT) Program. A virtual Public Information Session to discuss both projects was held on:

Date: Tuesday, September 22, 2020
Time: 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

The official public comment period for the CDBG-MIT applications will be open from October 3 – October 16, 2020. We encourage residents to learn more about the application process, submit a comment and view the meeting presentation and video:

Information on CDBG-MIT Virtual Meeting Video Presentation