Earlier this year, I posted about FEMA funding approval of the San Jacinto River Basin Study. The four partners in the project, Harris County Flood Control, SJRA, Montgomery County and City of Houston, have released a fact sheet that outlines the objectives and scope of their study.
The study will cover 3000 square miles from the upper reaches of the San Jacinto River watershed in Walker, San Jacinto and Grimes Counties in the north to I-10 on the south.
Now called the “San Jacinto Regional Watershed Master Drainage Plan,” goals include:
- Identifying the region’s vulnerabilities to ﬂood hazards using Atlas 14 rainfall totals
- Developing approaches to enhance public information and ﬂood-level assessment capabilities during a ﬂood
- Evaluating ﬂood mitigation strategies to improve community resilience
- Providing a comprehensive Flood Mitigation Plan that supports the needs and objectives of each regional partner.
Consultants should complete the plan/study by about April of next year. For more information about the project, see the Harris County Flood Control District Web Site.
Flood control also has a useful page dedicated to updating Kingwood residents on the status of projects affecting the Lake Houston area.
Posted by Bob Rehak on 5/29/2019
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