Clear Creek

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5/6/20 - Clear Creek Federal Flood Risk Management Project - ICT Meeting Update

6/25/19 - USACE and HCFCD sign Clear Creek Federal Flood Risk Management Agreement 

9/17/18 - City Council Adopts a Resolution to Encourage the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to Expedite Project

7/20/18 - Mayor Discusses Clear Creek Watershed Project with Elected Officials

7/5/18 - Senate Appropriates Funds, Army Corps Allocates to Clear Creek Watershed

6/20/18 - A meeting for the Clear Creek watershed, which includes parts of Pearland and Friendswood, is set for 6 p.m. July 17 at El Franco Lee Community Center, 9500 Hall Road, Houston. 


Clear Creek Watershed Graphic - FINAL-9-13-18


Clear Creek watershed encompasses portion of Harris, Galveston, Brazoria, and Fort Bend counties. Clear Creek flows from west to east along the southern portion of Harris County through Clear Lake and into Galveston Bay. Clear Creek originates approximately 3 miles west of the West Side City of Pearland city limit and runs along the northern boundary of the City from the west side to the east of the city and ultimately to Clear Lake.  Clear Creek along with various tributaries of Clear Creek such as Town Ditch, Hickory Slough, Mary’s Creek, Cowarts creek serve to drain more than 90 percent area of the City. 

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The Clear Creek Watershed Steering Committee (CCWSC) was formed in May 1989 and Inter-local Agreement between CCWSC members was signed in July 1990. The following lists the committee memberships:

  1. Brazoria County Conservation and Reclamation District #3
  2. Brazoria Drainage District No. 4
  3. City of Friendswood
  4. City of Houston
  5. City of League City
  6. City of Pasadena
  7. City of Pearland
  8. Clear Lake Area Council of Cities
  9. Fort Bend County Drainage District
  10. Galveston County
  11. Harris County Flood Control District
  12. Galveston County Consolidated Drainage District
  1. Identifying and recommending an effective, affordable and environmentally sensitive Federal flood damage reduction project for Clear Creek.
  2. Conducting necessary engineering, economic and environmental studies in a timely manner in order to establish a viable project that is acceptable to the public, local sponsor and the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers.
  • Reduce riverine flood damages along Clear Creek and its tributaries.
  • Maximize the net economic benefits of any identified Federal flood damage reduction project.
  • Avoid adverse environmental impacts when possible. Minimize and mitigate and consider the existing aesthetic qualities of Clear Creek.
  • Identify recreational opportunities
  • Preserve cultural resources. Minimize and mitigate unavoidable impacts to these resources.
  • Identify possible eco-friendly flood damage reduction solution.
  • Identify and possible ecosystem restoration opportunities.


  • April 10, 2018 Agenda
  • June 12, 2018 Agenda
  • Current Scope and Cost:

    • 20.4 Miles of channel improvements along Clear Creek, Mud Gully, Turkey Creek and Mary's Creek.
    • 500 acre-feet of in-line stormwater detention along Clear Creek.
    • Approx. $200 of work to be completed.

    Flooded Structures - 2020 Condition*

    100-yr Floodplain 500-yr Floodplain
    Without Project 3,705 7,306
    With Project 1,601 4,275
    Reduction 2,104 3,031

    Estimate to Buyout 2,104 Homes in the floodplain =
    $260-316M vs $200-250M Project Estimate

    *From the Clear Creek Final GRR - October 2012




    Clear Creek Flood Risk Management Final General Reevaluation Report
    HCFCD Website
    Harris County Bond Project