Flood Control District breaks ground on major projects
On March 10, 2022, Harris County Flood Control District broke ground to acknowledge the start of work on projects K120-00- E001 Harris County Municipal Utility District (MUD) 249 agreement and K120- 03-00-E001 Z-02 Partnership with Harris County Water Control & Improvement District No. 110 and Harris County MUD 249.
K12-00-E001 Harris County MUD 249 is an agreement regarding a detention basin expansion project between MUD 249 and the Harris County Flood Control District. Construction recently started on this partnership project within the limits of Harris County Municipal Utility District No. 249 to build stormwater detention that will:
Mitigate for future drainage improvements in existing subdivisions
Provide flood risk reduction in the Cypress Creek watershed
The project is being managed by Harris County MUD 249 and includes the construction of a stormwater detention basin on a 6.810-acre site near the junction of Lemm Gully K120-00-00 and its tributary Wunsche Gully K120-03- 00, north of Cypresswood Drive between Interstate Highway 45 and the Hardy Toll Road. The basin is designed to take in and temporarily hold approximately 37 acre-feet, or more than 12 million gallons of stormwater during heavy rain events. The Flood Control District contributed approximately $777,000 in 2018 Bond funding toward the project, under Bond ID Z-02 for partnership projects. Harris County MUD 249 spent more than $610,000 to purchase the right-of-way from the Flood Control District and contributed nearly $165,000 toward design and construction, plus additional right-of-way.
K120-03-00-E001 Z-02 Partnership with Harris County Water Control & Improvement District (HCWCID) No. 110 and Harris County MUD 249 project is a tri-party detention basin expansion project (Flood Control District, MUD 249 and WCID 110) which is about a 1/4 mile north of the first project. HCWCID 110 and Harris County MUD 249 each own a basin which are adjacent to each other, and each have a maintenance berm that they share. The purpose of the project is to remove the common berm to obtain additional volume in the combined detention basin for flooding reduction. The additional volume due to the project is 12.2 acre-feet which is approximately 3.9 million gallons.