Drainage, flood planning efforts seek funding in The Woodlands and south Montgomery County

HARC in the News


By Vanessa Holt, Community Impact

The Woodlands area has largely been spared the widespread, catastrophic flooding seen in parts of the Greater Houston area in events such as Hurricane Harvey, but officials said now is the time to act to prevent those scenarios from unfolding in south Montgomery County.

Officials and scientists studying regional watersheds said previously dry areas could find themselves at risk as flood

plain information is updated based on new rainfall data and ongoing studies suggest land sinkage, or subsidence, could increase the likelihood of flooding in previously unaffected areas.


Subsidence can shift the flood plain. People who didn’t have impacts previously would now have them.

Dr. Margaret Cook, Research Associate, HARC