Many areas of South Montgomery County have suffered from flooding in the past. The next map, also from the San Jacinto Master Drainage Plan Factsheet, shows areas of projected future damages from flooding.
If you have been concerned with flooding, it will only get worse as we continue to develop property and as the rainstorms intensify. In addition to 'normal' flooding, if we continue to rely on groundwater we will cause additional sinking, mainly in the same areas that have flooded in the past. Here's a map of projected sinking for Montgomery County - the Lone Star Groundwater Conservation District's area.
Not all areas will be impacted the same. Areas to the north and west are expected to have less sinking, but the areas to the south and especially the southeast will have major sinking.
Below, the damage center and projected sinking maps are layered over one another. Find your home, school or business on this map and think about your family's future. The decisions we make today will shape the County we live in tomorrow. Do we want more sinking in flood prone/high risk areas?
Or do we want to make the inevitable move to use of surface water from Lake Conroe and stop undermining our homes, roads and businesses. Tell the Lone Star Groundwater Conservation District (LSGCD) what you think, but the deadline for input is July 19 so do it today! Follow the TAKE ACTION link on our website's menu to find out how to submit your comments to the LSGCD.