Projects & Studies

As of 10/21/2019

Recent Action: October 8, 2019 – Harris County Commissioners Court authorized an agreement with a pipeline company for a letter of no objection in support of this project

June 4, 2019 – Harris County Commissioners Court approved a revised preliminary engineering report and authorized proceeding to design and construction of the revised channel conveyance improvements.

June 4, 2019 – Harris County Commissioners Court authorized an additional $445,068 agreement with an engineering firm for design, bidding, and construction phase engineering services in support of this project

F-23 Cypress Creek Tributary K163-00-00

Conveyance Improvements 

Project Description

This project will improve stormwater conveyance in the K163-00-00 channel, a tributary of Cypress Creek in northwest Harris County. The project will repair streambank erosion along K163-00-00 and address repetitive flooding in the area, particularly within the Timberlake Estates subdivision. Structural flooding of homes was documented in April 2016, July 2012 and April 2009. Saracen Park also experienced structural flooding in July 2012, October 1994, October 1998 and November 1998.

Project Location

This channel runs north from Cypress North Houston Road, just east of Timberlake Drive, flowing into Cypress Creek just west of its confluence with Little Cypress Creek. The channel is bordered by the Ravensway, Saracen Park and Timberlake Estates neighborhoods on the west, and by the Cypress Creek Estates neighborhood on the east.

Project Stage

This project is in design. Construction funding is included in the 2018 Bond Program.

>Read more about the PROJECT LIFECYCLE

Bond Project Listing

Bond Project F-23, which involves the construction of K163-00-00 channel improvements, is a “Local Only” bond project. This means there is no other funding partner at this time and total project costs would be paid with bond funding. Total allocation for this project is currently $3 million on the Bond Project List.

Community Engagement

A Community Engagement Meeting for this project was held on Tuesday, September 24, 2019, at the Cypress Fairbanks ISD Exhibit Center -- The Show Barn, 11206 Telge Road.

>View September 24, 2019, Meeting Presentation

>View September 24, 2019, Meeting Video (original to Facebook Live)

Project Milestones

Surveys and geotechnical field investigations were conducted in early 2016. As part of the survey effort, crews gathered information about existing utilities, fences, topography, vegetation, encroachments and other factors important to project design. A survey of existing trees also identified high-quality native species for preservation – where and as appropriate – during the project. Field investigations included soil borings on Flood Control District right of way for geotechnical samples. These investigations verify existing soil types, ensuring proper design of the upcoming project.