Harris County Flood Control Updates Project List for Flood Bond

The Harris County Flood Control District has updated the project list for the upcoming flood bond referendum. This will be the last update before early voting starts on August 8.

Location of proposed projects in San Jacinto Watershed

There are several earlier versions of this list that do not include all of the most recent projects that have been added for the Lake Houston area. Make sure you review the most current list before voting.

The Lake Houston Area Chamber and the Lake Houston Area Grassroots Flood Prevention Initiative lobbied long and hard to get items on this list including additional:

  • Upstream detention
  • Dredging of the East and West Forks
  • Floodgates for the Lake Houston Dam

These three items comprised the so-called Plea for DDG (detention, dredging and gates). They have been added to the project list and will be in the bond proposal that people vote on. To review all projects that could affect you, make sure you also look upstream in the Spring and Cypress Creek Watersheds.

Early voting starts August 8 and the Kingwood Community Center. Here is the complete list of early voting hours and dates.

Wednesday, August 8, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Thursday, August 9, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Friday, August 10, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Monday, August 13, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday, August 14, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday, August 15, 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Thursday, August 16, 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Friday, August 17, 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, August 18, 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, August 19, 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Monday, August 20, 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, August 21, 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

The final day for voting is August 25 at your normal polling place. To find your polling place, follow this link.

The August 1 list includes partnership projects that could bring in additional funds through matching grants. They could potentially total another $3.1 billion.

For complete details on the bond proposal, visit the Harris County Flood Control District website and click on Bond.

This list must be approved by Commissioner’s Court. Their next meeting is August 14.

Posted by Bob Rehak on August 4, 2018

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