Harris County Flood Control District begins construction on drainage project near FM 2920, Hwy. 249

The $138.5 million project, with $21 million funded by a 2018 bond, will add approximately 390 million gallons of stormwater storage capacity within the Willow Creek watershed. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
The $138.5 million project, with $21 million funded by a 2018 bond, will add approximately 390 million gallons of stormwater storage capacity within the Willow Creek watershed. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

The $138.5 million project, with $21 million funded by a 2018 bond, will add approximately 390 million gallons of stormwater storage capacity within the Willow Creek watershed. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Construction for the first phase of a Harris County Flood Control District project to improve drainage along FM 2920 west of Hwy. 249 in Tomball began in January, according to the HCFCD. The two-phase project—designated as M124—seeks to reduce flooding west of Hwy. 249 and south of FM 2920 through the construction of stormwater detention basins along a drainage channel extending to Willow Creek, according to HCFCD information. Construction for this phase is expected to wrap up in November this year. The $138.5 million project, with $21 million funded by a 2018 bond, will add approximately 390 million gallons of stormwater storage capacity—a 2,164% increase—within the Willow Creek watershed, according to HCFCD information.
By Anna Lotz

Editor, Tomball | Magnolia & Conroe | Montgomery

Anna joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in May 2016 after graduating with a degree in journalism from Cedarville University in Cedarville, Ohio. In July 2017, she transitioned to editor for the Tomball|Magnolia edition. She began covering the communities of Conroe and Montgomery as well in 2020. Anna covers education, local government, transportation, business, real estate development and nonprofits in these communities. Prior to CI, Anna served as editor-in-chief of Cedars, interned with the National Journalism Center in Washington, D.C., and spent time writing for the Springfield News-Sun and Xenia Daily Gazette.



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