This project 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 will include 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 FIF grant.  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 TWDB FIF grant funds.


Grant Information


Abridged Application
Spring Creek Project Benefit Area Map


Contractor Notice to Proceed: October 2021
Completion Deadline: April 2023

Dates are subject to change.