Little Cypress Creek

Little Cypress Creek

Last Modified: 04/14/2020 02:26 PM


Watershed Overview

Drainage Area Watershed Population Open Stream Miles Primary Streams
50 Sq. Miles 28,879 (Harris County portion) 56 Miles

Little Cypress Creek is usually considered the "22nd Watershed" within Harris County, although it is actually a subwatershed of the major Cypress Creek watershed. The Little Cypress Creek watershed encompasses a mostly rural, undeveloped area of northwest Harris County. Based on the 2010 U.S. Census, the estimated population of the Little Cypress Creek watershed is 28,879. 

Little Cypress Creek is not always delineated separately on Harris County Flood Control District maps. As far back as 1944, however, when the Flood Control District’s unique internal unit numbering system was devised, it was given its own watershed letter – “L” – to help identify its associated tributaries and flood damage reduction projects. Cypress Creek is designated with the letter “K.” 

Little Cypress Creek comprises more than 15% of the larger Cypress Creek watershed, with a drainage area of about 50 square miles.

Projects In Little Cypress Creek Watershed

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. See also the menu on the left of this page for additional project information. 

• Maintenance Projects   
• Capital Projects

How Water Flows In The little cypress creek Watershed