Spring - Klein Edition | August 2022

ONGOING EFFORTS As of June, the Harris County Flood Control District had made progress on 21.8% of bond projects.

FOLLOW THE FUNDING The ”ood control district has spent more than $1 billion on bond projects as funds become available over time.

CYPRESS CREEK Major maintenance of Cypress Creek and tributaries Timeline: March 2019-August 2028 Estimated cost: $60 million Cypress Creek right of way acquisition, šood plain preservation Timeline: December 2019-December 2029 Estimated cost: $100 million



Stormwater detention basins in large buyout areas Timeline: March 2021-February 2026 Estimated cost: $25 million HCFCD partnership with Federal Emergency Management Agency to update Harris County's šood hazard maps Timeline: 2019-end of 2023 (initial phases) Estimated cost: $15.5 million

Restore channel conveyance capacity along Pillot Gully Timeline: January 2020-December 2024 Estimated cost: $4.4 million

$513M funds remaining

$33.4M funds remaining



$1.05B funds spent

$124.1M funds spent


Partnership projects with Harris County WCID No. 110 and Harris County MUD No. 249 Timeline: March 2020- June 2023 Estimated cost: TBD

to discuss the drain- age district further by the end of August, President Emeritus Dick Smith said. Smith said he is unsure the district would solve all of the Spring area’s ‹ooding problems because more engineer-

Harris County administrator and budget o‰cer, said the county is in the negotiation and allocation pro- cess for the remaining $750 million. “We believe that both Harris County and the city of Houston should receive at least $1 billion each for [‹ood] mitigation,” Berry said in an email. Another way the district is bridging the funding gap is through the $834.2 million Flood Resilience Trust, which Harris County commissioners approved in June 2021. The trust is designed to ™ll project needs when partnership funding is unavailable. Additional funding for the HCFCD was not part of the discussion in a potential county bond issue in November, but Petersen said the combined $5 billion in ‹ood bond and partnership funding should be suf- ™cient to execute the 2018 bond projects despite ris- ing costs associated with in‹ation.

ing-based solutions may be needed. Fighting for funding

he is open to supporting legislation for a district. “We need a holistic approach, and for the last sev- eral months, I have met with stakeholders and groups interested in creating a consolidated and focused e¨ort designed at taking more direct control of ‹ood- ing e¨orts for Cypress Creek,” Harless said. The Cypress Creek Flooding Task Force has also been in talks with other organizations that ™ght ‹ood- ing in the Cypress Creek area. Members of the CCFCC met with the task force in late July to discuss the proposed drainage district. The CCFCC board plans

The HCFCD continues e¨orts to close the part- nership funding gap, Petersen said. As of June 28, the district had secured $1.275 billion in partnership funding with another $754.2 million still needed to fund projects from the 2018 bond. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Devel- opment approved a GLO amendment to allocate $750 million to Harris County in March following opposition to the May 2021 decision. David Berry,

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