F-26 Little Cypress Creek Channel Conveyance Improvements

F-26 Little Cypress Creek Channel Conveyance Improvements
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August 2, 2022 – Harris County Commissioners Court authorized the acquisition of three tracts of land for the purpose of channel improvements and stormwater detention in support of Little Cypress Creek Frontier Program.

August 2, 2022 – Harris County Commissioners Court authorized an amendment to an agreement to provide engineering and related services for program management in the amount of $390,000.

April 5, 2022 – Harris County Commissioners Court authorized the purchase of one tract of land in support of this project.

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

This project includes two sections of channel conveyance improvements along the main stem of Little Cypress Creek, L100-00-00. The first section (L100-E002) runs from approximately 6,300 feet downstream of Cypress Rosehill Drive downstream to Telge Road and the second (L100-E001) runs from Telge Road downstream to the confluence with Cypress Creek, K100-00-00.

This project will mitigate for future development in the watershed while also reducing the current risk of flooding for residents. Natural channel design elements are designed to mitigate for environmental impacts to Little Cypress Creek, which is a natural stream and protected under federal law.

Bond ID F-26 includes funding for the development of the Little Cypress Creek Frontier Program Master Plan, as well as for the channel conveyance improvements. These improvements will develop a wider and deeper channel corridor that is between 330’ and 750’ wide, with space for Little Cypress Creek to more naturally meander at the bottom of the channel. This design will increase the capacity of Little Cypress Creek to convey stormwater, while compensating for any loss in the stream’s environmental value.

The Flood Control District is a no adverse impact agency, which means that development and infrastructure projects cannot send stormwater to flood another area. These channel conveyance projects will be built in conjunction with nine expanded or newly constructed stormwater detention basins that will temporarily hold excess stormwater during rain events.

This project is part of the Little Cypress Creek Frontier program that will reduce the risk of flooding in the Little Cypress Creek watershed for more than 3,200 structures in the Atlas 14 1 percent (100-year) floodplain and will reduce that floodplain by more than 5,800 acres.

Virtual Community Engagement Meeting

The Harris County Flood Control District held a Community Engagement Meeting for the Mueschke East Stormwater Detention Basin and Little Cypress Creek L100-00-00 Stormwater Conveyance Improvements projects in the Little Cypress Creek watershed

Date: Thursday, March 3, 2022
Time: 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Meeting Summary Virtual Meeting Video Presentation