The second of three public meetings to discuss the flood protection study and flood early warning system project being conducted on the upper West Fork San Jacinto River watershed will take place July 11 at 6 p.m.
According to the Office of Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal, representatives from the San Jacinto River Authority, Montgomery County and the city of Conroe will host the meeting, which is open to the public.
“We are excited to be moving this project along and invite the public to learn more about this study and what we are doing to provide better flood warning information and protection to our citizens,” Doyal said in a statement.
According to Doyal’s office, the Texas Water Development Board offers grants to political subdivisions of Texas for evaluation of solutions to flood problems, such as early warning systems, local strategies for alerting and responding to floods, and flood protection planning.
In June 2016, SJRA, Montgomery County and Conroe officials submitted an application to TWDB for a grant to conduct Phase 1 of a Flood Protection Planning Project in the watershed from Lake Conroe to Lake Creek, which was approved Aug. 25, 2016.
The project will update floodplain information, improve existing hydrologic monitoring network countywide and investigate structural and nonstructural flood damage reduction projects for selected tributaries in Conroe, with an emphasis on Alligator Creek. According to county officials the project is scheduled for completion by the end of 2018.
The second public meeting will take place July 11 at 6 p.m. in the Montgomery County Commissioners’ Court courtroom, located at 501 N. Thompson Street, Ste. 402, Conroe. The final public meeting for this project will be held in December.
According to county officials, a new grant application for Phase 2 of the project is also expected to be submitted to the TWDB July 11 and upon approval, Phase 2 would begin in early 2019.
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