There are 2 projects affecting flooding along South Mayde Creek - detention basins along SH-99 to keep run-off flows from entering South Mayde Creek during severe rain events, and a by-pass channel near the Greenhouse Road bridge. Both projects depend on funding from Congress, funding that has been denied or reduced by the Texas General Land Office. Learn more about this political debate, as well as the engineering projects that have been proposed by the Harris County Flood Control District for more than 10 years.
The purpose of the CFRTF is to serve in an advisory capacity to the Infrastructure Resilience Team (IRT), relevant County Department staff, and the Commissioners Court on Harris County’s flood resilience planning efforts and activities. They strive to promote collaboration among stakeholders and encourage equitable resilience planning efforts and flood resilience projects.
The Court of Federal Claims found the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers liable for damages to properties flooded during Hurricane Harvey. It found the government’s failure to control overflowing reservoirs despite decades-long knowledge of risks of flooding of surrounding properties constituted a taking for which reasonable compensation is due. As a result of the ruling in this “test” case, hundreds of property owners may pursue damages, likely through a class action involving more than $1 billion.
Numerous governmental and non-governmental agencies have worked to compile, analyze, and share scientifically-informed data about flooding risk and mitigation opportunities.
South Mayde Creek, which flows into the Addicks Reservoir near Greenhouse Road, has a history of flooding in this area with structures inundated during past hurricanes and floods. This page tracks data from the Flood Warning System and presents photographs of the tributary's flooding history.
The primary function of the Flood Warning System is to transmit rainfall and bayou/stream level data for use by you and by government officials in taking steps to protect the public. The information received is collected and analyzed by the Flood Control District also to develop post-flood reports.