San Jacinto River - Bond Program
* Public input will continue to be an important part of the Bond Program. However, additions to the potential project list that will be presented to Harris County Commissioners Court on August 14, 2018, have been temporarily suspended so that comments from all the meetings could be documented, suggestions considered, and projects added to the list prior to the start of early voting on August 8.
The proposed project list currently includes 38 projects that were added as a result of Community Engagement Meetings held across Harris County in June, July and August, 2018. A meeting was held for each of Harris County’s 22 watersheds and in the Halls Bayou watershed (a tributary to Greens Bayou).
An informational meeting was held for the San Jacinto River watershed:
July 10, 2018
6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Kingwood Park High School
4015 Woodland Hills Drive
Kingwood, Texas 77339
The map below shows the approximate location of proposed flood risk reduction projects in this watershed that could be eligible for bond funding.
|Area (sq miles)||Population*||Structure Count**||Harvey Damaged Structures***|
|Inside the 1% (100-year) FEMA floodplain||88.2||14,522||7,543||2,207|
|Inside the 0.2% (500-year) FEMA floodplain||17.7||15,676||10,579||3,722|
|Outside the 0.2% (500-year) FEMA floodplain||111.3||168,582||90,485||3,489||TOTAL||217.2||198,780||108,607||9,418|
*Census 2010, **HCAD 2016, ***HCFCD final estimates as of June 2018
|Median Family Income*||$71,000||Median House Value*||$149,000|
* 2016 Census Data
If the bond election is successful, projects would be authorized individually for funding by Harris County Commissioners Court. The actual timing of individual projects will depend on a variety of factors including environmental permitting and right-of-way acquisition. Projects will be authorized individually for funding by Commissioners Court, based on recommendations by the Flood Control District.