UPDATED: Harris County Flood Control District postpones Champions Stormwater Detention Basin public meeting

After serving as a cornerstone of the Champions community for more than 40 years, Raveneaux Country Club will soon become a regional floodwater detention basin. (Courtesy Harris County Flood Control District)
After serving as a cornerstone of the Champions community for more than 40 years, Raveneaux Country Club will soon become a regional floodwater detention basin. (Courtesy Harris County Flood Control District)

After serving as a cornerstone of the Champions community for more than 40 years, Raveneaux Country Club will soon become a regional floodwater detention basin. (Courtesy Harris County Flood Control District)

Updated March 12 at 3:33 p.m.

Amidst growing coronavirus concerns, the Harris County Flood Control District has postponed all community engagement and public meetings for the month of March, including one regarding the Champions Stormwater Detention Basin previously scheduled for March 31.

"In an abundance of caution and in line with other City of Houston and Harris County agencies, the Harris County Flood Control District has postponed the public meeting originally scheduled for March 31 in connection with the Champions Stormwater Detention Basin project and Raveneaux property acquisition," HCFCD Project Communications Manager Karen Hastings said in an email. "All other Flood Control District community engagement and public meetings for the month of March 2020 also have been postponed."

Those who are interested can continue to check the HCFCD's Champions Stormwater Detention Basin webpage for updates on the project and its corresponding public meeting. Feedback can also be given through the district's online survey by clicking here.

Posted Feb. 28 at 1:13 p.m.


Following its acquisition of Raveneaux Country Club in late January, the Harris County Flood Control District is now seeking input on the project, known as the Champions Stormwater Detention Basin.

The district launched a six-question online survey in late February to gather public feedback on the project, which has garnered both support and opposition from community members. The project aims provide relief to the flood-prone Cypress Creek watershed by transforming the longstanding country club and golf course, located in Champion Forest, into a stormwater detention basin that also serves recreational purposes. To take the survey, click here.

"We realize community interest in this matter is very high, and we will be meeting with the [Cypress Forest] PUD and the community to understand what is important," HCFCD Deputy Executive Director Matt Zeve said. "We are certain there is a need for detention in this area, and as we begin developing a design, the potential benefits will become clear."

In addition to the online survey, the district will host a public meeting on the project Tue. March 31 from 6-8 p.m. The meeting will be held in the cafeteria of Klein High School at 16715 Stuebner Airline Road, Spring.

"We encourage residents to go on our website to respond to the survey and submit comments, and attend the upcoming meeting to help to ensure the Flood Control District understands what is important to the community as we work together to provide much needed flood mitigation to the Cypress Creek watershed," Zeve said.

For more information on the Champions Stormwater Detention Basin and answers to frequently asked questions, click here.
By Hannah Zedaker

Editor, Spring/Klein & Lake Houston/Humble/Kingwood

Hannah joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in May 2016 after graduating with a degree in journalism from Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas. In March 2019, she transitioned to editor of the Spring/Klein edition and later became the editor of both the Spring/Klein and Lake Houston/Humble/Kingwood editions in June 2021. Hannah covers education, local government, transportation, business, real estate development and nonprofits in these communities. Prior to CI, Hannah served as associate editor of The Houstonian, interned with Community Impact Newspaper and spent time writing for the Sam Houston State University College of Fine Arts and Mass Communication and The Huntsville Item.



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