Harris County bond projects announced for The Woodlands area

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On Aug. 6 the 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.

Spring Creek watershed:
Right-of-way acquisition and general drainage improvements: $10M
Investigate general drainage improvements along Spring Creek: $500,000
Right-of-way acquisition and floodplain preservation: $50M
Federal grant-funded volunteer home buyouts: $75,000 local match
Planning, right of way acquisition, design and construction of a reservoir along Spring Creek: $12.5M local match
Subdivision drainage improvements: $1.6M local match
Storm repairs: $90,000 local match

San Jacinto River Watershed
San Jacinto Watershed study: $625,000 local match

Learn more about the bond election, including Aug. 25 polling locations at www.harrisvotes.org.

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Wendy Cawthon
A Houston native and graduate of St. Edward's University in Austin, Wendy Cawthon has worked as a community journalist covering local government, health care, business and development since 2011. She has worked with Community Impact since 2015 as a reporter and editor and joined The Woodlands edition in 2017.
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