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Harris County to give update on Ravensway flood mitigation efforts

February 25, 2019

As a part of their series of community engagement meetings, Harris County Flood Control District and Harris County Engineering District are inviting the community to the Cypress Exhibit Center to trade information for future flood mitigation projects.

Updates on the Ravensway and Ravensway South Westgate projects as well as work on the White Oak Bayou and Cypress Creek watershed will be discussed during the latest meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 26.

HCED and HCFCD officials will open with a presentation on the projects before opening the meeting for attendees to interact with officials to ask questions and provide feedback on current plans.

The meetings follow the voter-approved $2.5 billion bond for flood mitigation projects in August 2018. Officials said the meetings are for the county to present early plans and discuss them with community members to refine and tweak plans.

“We’re very early on in the stages of study for your subdivision so we’re asking for your input, what you experienced, so we make sure we get it right before we move further,” Brennan Cook, project manager for HCED, said. “We are paired with the (Harris County) Flood Control District to bring you these projects.”

The public meeting will occur from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Cypress Exhibiy Center, 11206 Telge Road, Cypress. The next meeting being held by HCFCD in this series of engagement meetings in the northwest Houston area will be March 4 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Dueitt Middle School, 1 Eagle Crossing, Spring.

chevall.pryce@chron.com