Hurricane Harvey

Kingwood Information

On January 31, 2018, the Harris County Flood Control District committed to assessing the major drainage channels in Kingwood, as it works toward accomplishing the following items:

  • Determining the ownership and maintenance responsibilities for all 29 miles of open channels in the Kingwood area. In the case of some channels, no public entity claims ownership.  
  • Developing a long-term plan for the ownership and maintenance responsibilities of channels and document the conclusions.
  • Determining immediate projects needed to provide positive drainage as soon as possible. These types of projects could include selective clearing, debris and/or sediment removal within the tributary systems.
  • Identifying potential drainage issues that would require additional coordination or investigation before becoming a long-term project.
  • Determining the environmental permitting requirements for working within the tributary channels and the San Jacinto River.

For the purpose of this assessment, the Kingwood area is bounded by the county line on the north and west, US 59 on the west, West Fork of the San Jacinto River on the south, and East Fork of the San Jacinto River and Caney Creek on the east.  Drainage for the Kingwood area is provided through more than 29 miles of tributary channels of the West and East Forks of the San Jacinto River. 

  • Updated February 16, 2018

Please click on these informational maps to view the information gathered to date.