Our purpose at Cypress Creek – Stop the Flooding is to educate and inform citizens and businesses owners along Cypress Creek in northwest Harris County, Texas. No words we offer can guild the black lily of flooding for the 10,000 home and business owners who lost their property during the Harvey flood. But before Harvey there was the Tax Day flood. Before the Tax Day flood there was the Memorial Day flood (1 & 2). Why? Why is there so much flooding on Cypress Creek? What can we do? Learn that here.
did you miss the Town Hall – Cypress Creek Flooding? Here’s your chance:
You can view the entire Town Hall on Youtube, click this link:
Can’t watch it all at once? Go to these timelines:
0-10:10 Introduction to the problem
10:10 – 34:40 Dr. Phil Bedient, Rice’s Severe Storm Center on Cy Creek
34:45-55:55 Matt Zeve Harris Co. Flood Control
55:56- 1:17 Q&A with speakers
What did we learn? Well, nothing optimistic. Dr. Bedient is not the least bit sanguine about flooding along Cypress Creek.
Matt Zeve seemed to promise us that, over the next 10 years, HCFCD would build about 14,000 acre/feet of detention along the creek. HCFCD’s Michael Baker study said we need 26,000 acre/feet. So, after a decade we would have about half of what we need