Cypress Rosehill Stormwater Detention Basin Project Area Map.
The Cypress Rosehill Stormwater Detention Basin (Harris County Flood Control District Unit M528-01-00-E002) project focuses on reducing flooding risks in the Willow Creek watershed by safely storing excess stormwater during heavy rain events and slowly releasing it back into the bayou when the threat of flooding has passed.
Cypress Rosehill Existing Stormwater Detention Basin
The existing detention basin, located on the east side of Cypress Rosehill Road between Burkhardt and Seidel Cemetery roads, provides about 44-acre feet (appx 14 million gallons) of storage to mitigate the impacts from improving Cypress Rosehill Road whose runoff flows into the Willow Creek watershed.. Notice the water runoff flowing thru the Rosehill Ranches Subdivision "canal" is now connected to the detention basin via dual 10'x5' RCBs. (Reinforced Concrete Boxes)
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A Facebook group has been created just for the property owners in Rosehill Ranches Subdivision. It is a closed group which means anyone can see the group header, but unless they are a member of the group, cannot see the members names or the messages. Membership is open only to residents of the Rosehill Ranches Subdivision, either by invitation or by request. Go to Rosehill Ranches Subdivision group page. All residents are encouraged to join the group and to invite your neighbors!
Work is in progress for the expanded Cypress Rosehill Proposed Stormwater Detention Basin
The basin is being expanded onto an adjacent 25-acre tract of land that will ultimately provide approximately 140 acre-feet (about 46 million gallons) of storm water storage to benefit the Willow Creek watershed. Total allocation for this project is currently $3.4 million as listed on the 2018 Flood Control Bond Project List. This project will be funded with bonds approved by Harris County voters on August 25, 2018, and total project costs are under development at this time. HCFCD expects to advertise for construction bids for the $3.4 million project in September, and construction will take about 180 days to complete.
(1 acre foot = a volume of water 1 foot deep by one acre in area)
What is a Stormwater Detention Basin?
Stormwater detention basins are a place to store damaging flood waters temporarily until the channels can safely carry the water away. As flat as Harris County is, most of our stormwater storage must be excavated. The Flood Control District uses stormwater detention extensively to reduce the risk of flooding throughout the county. Flood Control District basins are typically large regional facilities that may be several hundred acres in size. New developments often use stormwater detention to offset or mitigate the negative effect development may have on flooding (due to covering up soil with buildings and concrete and speeding up the rate water runs off an area).
For more information, please visit www.hcfcd.org/F38
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LOOSE DOGS – Harris County has a leash law that states the following: Any dog or cat that is not controlled by a leash, or is not confined in a fully enclosed vehicle, or is not on the premises of the custodian with no access to a sidewalk or street is considered a stray. The display of a vaccination tag or license tag does not change that status and the animal can be picked up by animal control officers.
To report a stray call Harris County Animal Control at (281) 999-3191.
It is a good idea to have a tag on your pet with the pet's name, your name, phone number, and address. Electronic tagging of your pet is highly recommended. It is painless to the animal and could save it's life if picked up by Animal Control.