Please join San Jacinto Regional Watershed Master Drainage Plan for public open house

By: San Jacinto River Authority SJRA
| Published 12/16/2019

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MONTGOMERY COUNTY, TX -- The San Jacinto Regional Watershed Master Drainage Plan (STMDP), led by the Harris County Flood Control District, along with other local partners Montgomery County, the City of Houston, and the San Jacinto River Authority (SJRA), will host a series of public open houses in December 2019. The purpose of the public open houses is to encourage public participation and input in the SJMDP and provide information about other study efforts in the San Jacinto River watershed.

The SJMDP study effort began in April 2019 to identify future flood mitigation projects that can be implemented in the near- and long-term to reduce flood risks to people and property throughout the San Jacinto River regional watershed. The SJMDP is jointly funded with 75 percent from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Hazard Mitigation Planning Program and 25 percent from the four local partners. Overall, the SJMDP aims to provide an up-to-date technical basis to identify flooding vulnerabilities for existing infrastructure and impacts from future growth to improve flood resiliency within the watershed. The ST/MP is expected to be complete in fall 2020. The SJMDP study area covers nearly 3.000 square miles located in seven different counties and includes approximately 535 miles of stream.

Public input and participation will be encouraged throughout the duration of the study. The first series of public open houses for this study effort will be held on the following dates and locations:

Monday, December 16, 2019 3:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Lonestar Bekendorf Conference Center 30333 Tomball Parkway Tomball, Texas 77375

Tuesday, December 17, 2019 3:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Kingwood Community Center 4102 Rustic Woods Drive Kingwood, Texas 77345

Thursday, December 19, 2019 3:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. May Community Center 2100 Wolf Road Huffman, Texas 77336

Materials, presentation, and format will be the same at all three meetings. Each open house will include information about the following projects. studies, and efforts in the region:

• San Jacinto Regional Watershed Master Drainage Plan
• Kingwood Area Drainage Analysis
• Huffman Area Drainage Analysis
• Spring Creek Watershed Planning Study
• Luce Bayou Watershed Planning Study
• Willow Creek Watershed Planning Study
• Jackson Bayou Watershed Planning Study
• Cedar Bayou Tributary Analysis
• SJRA-led Projects
• City of Houston-led Projects
• Harris County Permit Office
• Harris County Engineering Department Recovery and Resiliency Division
• Hurricane Harvey Repair Efforts
• Information about services provided by Harris County Flood Control District, Harris County and Montgomery County

The open houses will last from 3.00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Informational displays will be available for public viewing, and study representatives will provide information and answer questions. The open house format is intended to provide attendees with the opportunity to arrive and participate at their convenience. No formal presentation will be made.

Comments will be accepted at the public open houses and throughout the duration of the study. Comments may also be mailed to the Harris County Flood Control District, 9900 Northwest Freeway, Houston, Texas 77092. Attn: San Jacinto Regional Watershed Master Drainage Plan, or submitted online at www sanjaesraelv nrernntart-list

For more information about the San Jacinto Regional Watershed Master Drainage Plan. visit www cardaeowly nrg.

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