Stories to watch in 2019 No. 7: Flood bond projects move forward along Cy-Fair area creeks

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This story is part of our Annual Community Guide, which takes a look at some of the biggest stories to watch in Cy-Fair and Harris County in 2019. Stay tuned throughout Wednesday, Jan. 23, as we countdown to the No. 1 story to watch this year.

What we reported

In August 2018, Harris County voters approved a $2.5 billion bond referendum to fund flood prevention projects. In October, Harris County Commissioners Court approved $400 million in items related to flood prevention, with another $1.8 billion in projects initiated to date.

The latest

Commissioners Court authorized Harris County Flood Control District to proceed with design and construction on three detention basin projects in Little Cypress Creek in December: the expansion of the Zube Park basin, and the construction of basins near Kleb Woods Nature Preserve and Bauer-Hockley Road. The Army Corps of Engineers is also conducting feasibility studies for a reservoir along Cypress Creek. Meanwhile, a $30 million rehabilitation effort is underway along tributaries that lead into Addicks Reservoirs. Work is done on the Horsepen Creek rehabilitation, but completion dates for projects along other creeks have not been announced.

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Shawn Arrajj
Shawn Arrajj serves as the editor of the Cy-Fair edition of Community Impact Newspaper where he covers the Cy-Fair and Jersey Village communities. He mainly writes about development, transportation and issues in Harris County.
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