This study is a continuation of the Spring Creek Siting Study, a sub-task of the San Jacinto Regional Watershed Master Drainage Plan project (SJMDP) led by Harris County Flood Control District (HCFCD) with SJRA as one of multiple partners. The Spring Creek Siting Study explored multiple alternative projects and detention siting locations to provide flood mitigation benefits to the Spring Creek watershed. Two of the more cost-effective alternatives identified in the Spring Creek watershed – dams on Walnut Creek and Birch Creek – were recommended for implementation in the SJMDP. This project includes a conceptual-level design for each of the two dams, as well as definition of benefits and costs for each dam and a combination of the two dams. The outcome of this study will allow project sponsors to determine the most feasible and economical alternative(s) for design and construction. The cost of the project is estimated at $1,000,000. City of Humble, HCFCD, and five (5) Municipal Utility Districts (the Partners) have each agreed to fund a portion of the fifty percent local match ($500,000) required by the Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) Flood Infrastructure Fund (FIF) grant SJRA has received for the project. SJRA will perform in-kind services in an effort to reduce the local match amount to be funded by the Partners. The remaining fifty percent ($500,000) of the project cost will be funded by FIF grant funds.


Grant Information


FIF Abridged Application
FIF Final Application
Spring Creek Project Benefit Area Map

Note:  Additional documents available on Project Website (see link below).


Consultant Notice to Proceed: October 2021
Public Meeting No. 1:  April 7, 2022 at the Fields Store Community Center, located at 26098 FM 362, Waller, Texas  77484
Public Meeting No. 2:  May 2, 2023 at The Woodlands Township, located at 2801 Technology Forest Blvd, The Woodlands, Texas 77381
Completion Deadline:  May 28, 2024

Dates are subject to change.

Opportunities for Input

Public Meeting No. 2 in The Woodlands, Texas (Posting Notice)
Public Meeting No. 1 in Waller, Texas (Posting Notice)
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