The Cypress Creek area MUST act now to get funding for our area to prevent flooding. The Addicks area and 4 other areas are currently in line for funding, BUT the Cypress Creek Watershed has no FUNDING. This must change. Recently, I thought we had a united effort for the Cypress Creek Watershed, but West Houston businesses are trying to suppress our voice.
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Judge Ed Emmett and Commissioner Steve Radack.
NATIONALLY - RIGHT NOW OUR WATERSHED HAS NO PLANNED PROJECTS.
CONTACT FEDERAL OFFICIALS - They did not give Texas the $61B Governor Abbott requested.
Even if Texas got the funding, the Cypress Creek Watershed has been ignored despite its tremendous population growth. We need major basins and
detention ponds dredged upstream ASAP. Smaller projects must be completed before spring until big projects can be finished.
NO Cypress Creek Levee! That would make our flooding worse. Pay attention to some Cypress Creek Reservoir proposals because some may help the Addicks area, but harm the Cypress Creek area. We need solutions which will help everyone.
The 700,000 voters in the Cypress Creek Watershed must contact these officials ASAP:
Call Senator Ted Cruz: 202-224-5922, Austin (512)-916-5834 Houston 713-718-3057
Senator John Cornyn 202-224-2934 e-mail: www.cornyn.senate.gov/contact
Rep. Michael McCaul 202-225-2401 e-mail: mccaul.house.gov/contact
LOCALLY - RAPID GROWTH WITH OUTDATED RULES AND REGULATIONS HAS CRIPPLED THE AREA.
COMMISSIONER STEVE RADACK AND JUDGE ED EMMETT MUST STOP GROWTH IN THE
100-YEAR FLOOD PLAIN, AND PASS UPDATED REGULATIONS
TO PROTECT 700,000 VOTERS IN THE CYPRESS CREEK AREA.
Steve Radack e-mail: email@example.com 713-755-6306, 713-755-8928
Ed Emmett: 713-755-8379, 713-274-7000 http:// firstname.lastname@example.org
Basic drainage maintenance in Pct. 3 (clean channels and bayous that are clogged with silt and debris)
Stricter building rules and regulations that will protect current and future properties. Elevating new or existing homes in the 100-year flood plain
only spreads water runoff to surrounding homes and areas. That is an expensive (band-aid) idea which will only delay flooding for a short period of time.
Drainage requirements (detention ponds, etc.) for properties less than 1 acre.
Land-use regulations to stop new developments in the 100-year and 500-year flood plain.
Stop permitting private water wells. (causes sinking)
Projects need immediate funding or Cypress will suffer irreversible catastrophic damages that will doom the area. Approximately 700,000 Cypress Creek constituents need immediate relief.
Cypress Creek Watershed Flood Prevention