F-23 Cypress Creek Tributary K163-00-00 Conveyance Improvements

F-23 Cypress Creek Tributary K163-00-00 Conveyance Improvements

Recent Actions

February 11, 2020 – Harris County Commissioners Court approved the scheduling of this project for construction bidding. Bids due March 2.

February 11, 2020 – Harris County Commissioners Court authorized a $49,640 agreement for a utility adjustment in support of this project

October 8, 2019 – Harris County Commissioners Court authorized an agreement with a pipeline company for a letter of no objection in support of this project 

June 4, 2019 – Harris County Commissioners Court approved a revised preliminary engineering report and authorized proceeding to design and construction of the revised channel conveyance improvements. 

June 4, 2019 – Harris County Commissioners Court authorized an additional $445,068 agreement with an engineering firm for design, bidding, and construction phase engineering services in support of this project


This project will improve stormwater conveyance in the K163-00-00 channel, a tributary of Cypress Creek in northwest Harris County. The project will repair streambank erosion along K163-00-00 and address repetitive flooding in the area, particularly within the Timberlake Estates subdivision. Structural flooding of homes was documented in April 2016, July 2012 and April 2009. Saracen Park also experienced structural flooding in July 2012, October 1994, October 1998 and November 1998.


This channel runs north from Cypress North Houston Road, just east of Timberlake Drive, flowing into Cypress Creek just west of its confluence with Little Cypress Creek. The channel is bordered by the Ravensway, Saracen Park, and Timberlake Estates neighborhoods on the west, and by the Cypress Creek Estates neighborhood on the east.


This project is in design. Construction funding is included in the 2018 Bond Program.

Bond Project Listing

Bond Project F-23, which involves the construction of K163-00-00 channel improvements, is a “Local Only” bond project. This means there is no other funding partner at this time and total project costs would be paid with bond funding. Total allocation for this project is currently $3 million on the Bond Project List.


Surveys and geotechnical field investigations were conducted in early 2016. As part of the survey effort, crews gathered information about existing utilities, fences, topography, vegetation, encroachments, and other factors important to project design. A survey of existing trees also identified high-quality native species for preservation – where and as appropriate – during the project. Field investigations included soil borings on Flood Control District right of way for geotechnical samples. These investigations verify existing soil types, ensuring proper design of the upcoming project.

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.



A Community Engagement meeting for this project was held on September 24, 2019.