UPDATE: See what projects in Cypress and Spring creek watersheds made the final cut for the $2.5B bond program

Residents say projects outlined in Harris County's flood bond will not be enough to prevent or mitigate flooding in middle and lower Cypress Creek.

Residents say projects outlined in Harris County's flood bond will not be enough to prevent or mitigate flooding in middle and lower Cypress Creek.

On Monday, Harris County Flood Control District released the final list of bond projects for the $2.5 billion flood prevention bond election that will go before voters Aug. 25.

Early voting runs from Aug. 8-21. Find early voting locations near you here.

The final list of bond projects includes suggestions made by residents in a series of meetings held throughout the summer to solicit community feedback on the projects.

Here are some highlights of the list provided by HCFCD. See the full list here.

Cypress Creek watershed


Right-of-way acquisition and floodplain preservation: $100M
Major maintenance of Cypress Creek and tributaries: $60M
Local match for home buyouts: $46.8M (450 buildings)
Update 2003 tributary study: $400,000
Restore channel conveyance capacity in several areas: $7M
Construct channel conveyance improvements: $3M
Investigate additional detention volume in stormwater detention basin: $100,000
Design and construct stormwater detention basins in buyout area: $25M
Investigate detention sites around Cypress Creek and Stuebner Airline Road: $100,000
Identify, design and construct environmental mitigation bank: $9.3M
Cypress Creek subdivision drainage improvements: $33.7M local match
Storm repairs throughout watershed: $5.6M local match

Spring Creek watershed:


Right-of-way acquisition and general drainage improvements: $10M
Investigate general drainage improvements: $500,000
Right-of-way acquisition and floodplain preservation: $60M
Federal grant-funded volunteer home buyouts: $75,000 local match
Evaluate effectiveness of reservoir: $12.5M local match
Subdivision drainage improvements: $1.6M local match
Storm repairs: $90,000 local match

Learn more about the bond election, including Aug. 25 polling locations at www.harrisvotes.org.
By Vanessa Holt
A resident of the Houston area since 2011, Vanessa began working in community journalism in her home state of New Jersey in 1996. She joined Community Impact Newspaper in 2016 as a reporter for the Spring/Klein edition and became editor of that paper in March 2017 and editor of The Woodlands edition in January 2019.


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