Goals of the Study

Goal, Plan, Action


The goals of the Lower Clear Creek and Dickinson Bayou Watershed Study are to:

  • Identify the region’s vulnerabilities to flood hazards using Atlas 14 rainfall data
  • Refine and develop concepts to reduce flood risks along the main channels of Clear Creek and Dickinson Bayou
  • Develop a comprehensive Flood Mitigation Plan that supports the needs and objectives of each regional partner and the residents in these communities

There are multiple ongoing, flood damage reduction studies and projects in the region, and the Study Team is coordinating with the various entities leading these studies and projects. These ongoing studies and projects include:

  • The Clear Creek Federal Project (located upstream of Dixie Farm Road) (HCFCD/USACE)
  • The Texas General Land Office (GLO)/Galveston County Mainland Flood Study
  • The Harris County Flood Control District (HCFCD) Modeling Assessment and Awareness Project (MAAPnext) (regarding Clear Creek and Armand Bayou watersheds)

Information to be Developed 

One of the goals of the Study is to develop and refine concepts to reduce flood risk. These concepts may include one or a combination of the following:

  • Detention Basin(s)
  • Channel Modification(s)
  • Channel Maintenance
  • Bypass Channel(s), including tunneled options
  • Pump Station(s)
  • Property Buyout(s)
  • Others to be identified as part of the study

Once developed, these concepts will be refined and potentially combined into actionable alternatives. The alternatives will be scored and ranked based on their benefit, cost, ability to implement, and community and environmental impacts to yield the most beneficial flood damage reduction projects for the Lower Clear Creek and Dickinson Bayou Watersheds.