Mark Your Calendar: Important Meetings Related to Flooding

This month, you have three opportunities to attend meetings that could help reduce flooding in the Lake Houston area.

TWDB Visits Tomball to Solicit Input on State’s First Flood Plan

On Friday, August 9, the Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) will hold a meeting in Tomball. Purpose: to solicit public opinion on rules and guidelines for Texas’ first statewide flood plan. Here’s more information about the event and the TWDB. The TWDB is the state’s water agency. It’s primary mission is developing and maintaining lakes and reservoirs that support economic growth. This year, the legislature put them into the flood mitigation business, too. They’re looking for the best ways to spend $800 million on flood mitigation from the state’s Rainy Day Fund. TWDB will hold the event at:

  • Beckendorf Conference Center at Lone Star College–Tomball
  • 30555 Tomball Pkwy. 
  • Tomball, TX 77375
  • 9:30-11:30 a.m.
  • Friday, August 9

Sign up for more information about these meetings and other flood information at the TWDB’s website. You can also contact the TWDB at (512) 463-8725 or

TWDB Makes Repeat Appearance at Houston City Hall

If you can’t make the event in Tomball, you have another chance. TWDB will repeat the event at:

  • Houston City Hall
  • Council Chamber, 2nd Floor
  • 901 Bagby Street
  • Houston, TX 77002
  • 9:30 to 11:30
  • Friday, August 23

Montgomery County Will Hear Testimony on Closing Detention Loophole

On Tuesday, August 27th, Montgomery County Commissioners will consider a motion to close a loophole that allows developers to avoid building detention ponds. Expect developers to testify against closing the “flood routing study” loophole. You can testify FOR closing it, however.

The meeting starts at 9:30. Montgomery County has special sign-up procedures for citizens who wish to testify; make sure you sign up beforehand. Check the agenda beforehand to plan your time. You can also register your opinion with county commissioners via phone or email.

You don’t have to be a Montgomery County resident to testify. As downstream residents of the Lake Houston Area, you may be affected by this more than Montgomery County residents are.

Posted by Bob Rehak on 8/7/2019

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