Mr. Jim Robertson, from Cypress Creek Flood Control Coalition, gave an interesting presentation at the March 12th CCUD board meeting. In addition to his role as Chairman of the Cypress Creek Greenway Project, he has volunteered much of his time advocating for flood control in our neighborhoods.
CCFCC was formed in 1999 in response to the floods in ’98 and ’94. Acting more in an advocacy role, they work closely with the Harris County Flood Control. Members of CCFCC currently include 24 MUDS, 51 HOA’s and civic associations as well as 121 individual supporters.
CCFCC is a nonprofit organization (501-C3) with a budget of $30,000 to $40,000 which is used mainly to fund flood related studies. For more information on these studies and historic milestones click here: http://ccfcc.org/historic-milestones .
Here is some other interesting information shared by Jim:
- 15% of the $2.5 billion flood bond monies has been designated to projects in the Cypress Creek watershed, all of which have begun. To review all projects, go to Cypress Creek Flood Control website: https://www.hcfcd.org/Find-Your-Watershed/Cypress-Creek
- The most prominent need right now is federal funding for the upper watershed “Cypress Solution” (3rd reservoir function) which was the area thought to be responsible for the Tax Day flooding.
- Another prominent focus is an underground tunnel drainage conveyance system.
Jim encouraged community involvement by inviting everyone to the CCFCC open monthly meetings, typically the 3rd Wednesdays of the month at 6:30 pm at 14223 Lakewood Forest Drive, Cypress. Also, financial donations are always appreciated since they are the only source of CCFCC funding. For more information on CCFCC, click here: http://ccfcc.org/