Partners Outline Goals and Scope of San Jacinto Regional Watershed Master Drainage Plan

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.

Map of 3000 square-mile study area

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.

Download the PDF to learn more. This is not a detailed discussion, just a two-page, high-level overview. To read the entire detailed document that FEMA approved, click here.

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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