Stakeholder Buffalo Bayou Community Plan Survey 

The Buffalo Bayou Community Plan (BBCP) is a direct response to the recently published Buffalo Bayou & Tributaries Resiliency Study Interim Report (Interim Report) by the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE).  The Interim Report highlighted a Cypress Creek Reservoir (Alternative 2) and the deepening and widening of Buffalo Bayou (Alternative 6) as two components recommended for further study, eventually leading to a Tentatively Selected Plan (TSP). A broad cross-section of interests in the community -- civic, business, and environmental -- did not embrace the Interim Report’s conclusions. The BBCP is an attempt to develop a strategy that has broad appeal and durable community support from diverse stakeholders that can assist USACE as it revises the Interim Study into a TSP, which is set for completion in Spring 2021.

The BBCP was created by Houston Stronger, a coalition of associations, non-profits, and their members concerned with Greater Houston’s flood resiliency.  The BBCP relies on engineering work by BGE and includes portions from The Prairie Solution to Reducing Flooding study undertaken by the Katy Prairie Conservancy, an accredited nonprofit land trust, and Rice University’s SSPEED Center.  The BBCP also relies on Harris County’s Phase I Flood Tunnel Study.

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* 1. How easy was it for you to understand the major components and goals of this plan?

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* 2. If it was difficult or very difficult, can you offer any suggestions for improvement, or, identify the parts that were not clear?

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* 3. What is your level of support for Component 1: A 40 ft. diameter, or greater, flood tunnel to convey flood waters from the Addicks and Barker Reservoirs to the Houston Ship Channel

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* 4. What is your level of support for Component 2: Provide approximately 76,000 acre-feet of compensating storage within Barker Reservoir to offset the loss of volume on private property.

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* 5. What is your level of support for Component 3:  Provide approximately 76,000 acre-feet of compensating storage within Addicks Reservoir to offset the loss of volume on private property.

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* 6. What is your level of support for Component 4: Construct more storage in the upper Addicks Watershed and expand the Katy Prairie’s natural ability to absorb, slow down and store flood waters in the upper Cypress Creek Watershed. 

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* 7. Overall, taking into consideration these components and goals of the BBCP, can you support Houston Stronger recommending to the Corps to further study these components to reduce flooding in the Buffalo Bayou Watershed?

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* 8. Any further comments

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