Work with Montgomery County to ensure adequate detention upstream from Kingwood.
Why this is important:
Upstream development without adequate detention has the potential to cause downstream flooding. Roofs, driveways, streets and parking lots give rainfall no opportunity to soak in. As a consequence, water reaches drainage ditches faster and rises faster.
Two dramatic rains in April pushed our drainage ditches to capacity and washed out Woodland Hills Drive closing River Grove Park for four months.
As East Montgomery County builds out and the density of development increases in Porter and New Caney, Kingwood could be affected. We encourage Montgomery County, the City and the Harris County Flood Control District to work together to understand and mitigate the impact of upstream development.
Establishing adequate detention and setback guidelines should help protect private property, roads and bridges from flooding in both Montgomery and Harris Counties.