Willow Fork Drainage District (WFDD) is excited to announce $24 million in funding from the Texas Water Development Board for the planning, design and construction of Project Barker, a flood storage improvement and community park project within Barker Reservoir.
Project Barker is designed to be a “pilot” project that can be replicated throughout the Barker Reservoir in future phases. Project Barker includes constructing a 3,000 acre-foot regional storage pond, and 420 acres of new park space. The multipurpose space will:
Provided additional flood storage to protect properties adjacent to Barker Reservoir enhance community quality of life by adding parks, trails and outdoor spaces provide environmental benefit through wetland and aquatic life habitat creation serve as a model to increase flood storage on government-owned land within Barker Reservoir. WFDD has been coordinating with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to identify all locations within Barker Reservoir in which this type of project can be replicated, with the long term objective of doubling flood storage areas within government-owned land.
WFDD is excited to preview Project Barker with you! As a community partner and resident who is equally concerned in preventing future flooding while at the same time enriching our community, we invite you to learn more and look forward to your input and involvement. Directors, consultants, and interested parties are welcome to attend!
Please join the WFDD Board of Directors for First Project Barker Stakeholder/Partner Meeting and Q&A:
October 19, 2021 at 6:30 PM
The Golf Club at Cinco Ranch
23030 Cinco Ranch Boulevard, Katy, Texas 77450