Clear Creek, Dickinson Bayou Watershed Study to host public meetings

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The Lower Clear Creek and Dickinson Bayou Watershed Study will host a series of public meetings in February and March 2020 to encourage public participation and feedback regarding the first of three phases in the Study. 
 Everyone is invited to any one of the four public meetings below to provide input, engage in one-on-one discussion, and ask questions regarding the first of three phases of the Study.   

  Public meetings will be from 6-8 pm in League City, Friendswood, and Seabrook.

  In League City, the public meetings will be Wednesday, February 26, 2020 6-8 pm at Walter Hall Park 807 State Highway 3 North League City which will focus on will focus on the Dickinson Bayou Watershed only and Thursday, March 5 at League City Civic Center 400 West Walker Street will focus only on the Lower Clear Creek Watershed.

In Friendswood, the public meeting will be Wednesday, March 4, 2020 at Friendswood High School 702 Greenbriar Drive and will focus only on the Lower Clear Creek Watershed.

In Seabrook, the meeting will take place Tuesday, March 3, 2020 at Bay Area Community Center 5002 NASA Parkway and will focus only on the Lower Clear Creek Watershed.

  In August 2017, Hurricane Harvey struck the Texas coast, bringing a historic amount of rainfall to the Houston region. The storm produced never-before-seen precipitation depths to Galveston, Harris, and Brazoria Counties. As was the case with most of the watersheds in the region, Clear Creek and Dickinson Bayous experienced widespread flooding, which resulted in significant flood damages.

The purpose of the Lower Clear Creek and Dickinson Bayou Watershed Study is to develop a comprehensive flood mitigation plan for the Lower Clear Creek and Dickinson Bayou watersheds, including identification of vulnerabilities in the watersheds and development and refinement of concepts to reduce flood risks.

During each meeting, Study team representatives will present study updates, the history of the Clear Creek and Dickinson Bayou watersheds, and study information. The public is invited to participate and further discuss the impact the Study will have on them and their communities.

The meeting materials and format will be the same at all four meetings. Informational displays will be available for viewing, and Study Team representatives will provide information and answer questions. No formal presentations will be made.

Comments will be accepted at the public meetings and throughout the duration of the Study. All comments regarding Phase 1 Study findings should be submitted or postmarked by March 20, 2020, to be considered in Phase 2 of the Study.

Written comments may be mailed to the Lower Clear Creek and Dickinson Bayou Watershed Study Community Engagement Team at 2500 Summer Street, Suite 1130, Houston, Texas 77007 or emailed to [email protected].

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