Construction will begin in early 2022 on a partnership project within the limits of Harris County Municipal Utility District No. 249 to build stormwater detention that will:
• Mitigate for future drainage improvements in existing subdivisions and
• Provide flood risk reduction in the Cypress Creek watershed
The project involves construction by HCMUD 249 of a stormwater detention basin on a 6.810-acre site near the confluence of Lemm Gully K120-00-00 and its tributary Wunsche Gully K120-03-00, north of Cypresswood Drive between Interstate Highway 45 and the Hardy Toll Road. The basin is designed to take in and temporarily hold approximately 37 acre-feet, or more than 12 million gallons, of stormwater during heavy rain events.
The Flood Control District contributed $775,557 in 2018 Bond funding toward the project, under Bond ID Z-02 for partnership projects. HCMUD 249 spent $610,122 on purchasing right-of-way from the Flood Control District and contributed $165,435.00 toward design and construction, plus additional right-of-way.
HCMUD 249 is managing the project.