District Notices

District Notices

Board of Director Meetings:

Meeting notices are posted monthly at Willow Fork Country Club, 21055 Westheimer Parkway, Katy, Texas 77450, in the Harris County Courthouse and in the Fort Bend County Courthouse. Board meetings are held the second Thursday of every month at 11:30 a.m. and the fourth Wednesday of every month at 12:30 p.m. at Willow Fork Country Club, 21055 Westheimer Pkwy, Katy, TX 77450. The Thursday meeting focuses primarily on drainage issues and the Wednesday meeting on parks and trails.

Special Meetings: 

No special meetings are scheduled at this time.

Special Events:

Join Willow Fork Drainage District for year-round entertainment and activities at Central Green Park, located in LaCenterra at Cinco Ranch, 23501 Cinco Ranch Blvd., Katy, Texas 77494. Please click on "Read More" under the butterfly icon on the homepage to access the Central Green website for the latest event schedule.

Please contact Parks Director Yvonne Arceneaux at yvonne@willowforkparks.com or go to the Central Green website for more information. 

 

Press Releases

April 22, 2016
Barker Cypress Reservoir Water Levels 
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April 21, 2016
Barker Cypress Reservoir Water Levels Update 
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Re-appraisals

October 16, 2017
The Board of Directors of the District has requested the Fort Bend County Central Appraisal District to re-appraise property located within the District due to damages incurred during Hurricane Harvey. If your property sustained damage and wish to have a re-appraisal for the 2017 tax year, please contact the Fort Bend Central Appraisal District. The website address is fbcad.org, and the telephone number is (281) 344-8623. 

Drainage System Update

Willow Fork Drainage District Update as of December 2, 2017

Hurricane Harvey Repairs

Willow Fork Drainage District continues to make excellent progress toward restoring our community's channels to optimal working conditionafter Hurricane Harvey. The repair work consists generally of desilting the District’s channels and clearing the outfalls into the District’s channels of silt and debris. The District has divided the necessary desilting work into three phases:  Phase 1 (Diversion Channel from where it starts at the Buffalo Bayou intersection to the Fry Rd. bridge).Phase 2 (Diversion Channel from the Fry Rd bridge to the Storm Water Quality Project, where there is a bend in the channel), and Phase 3 (Diversion Channel from the bend in the waterway at the Storm Water Quality Project to Water Treatment Plant, the District’s boundary line).  The desilting work in Phase I and Phase 2 has been completed. The pilot channel(center waterway) and laterals (channels from the storm drain outflows) have been cut and are allowing water from the neighborhoods to drain effectively. The silt has been removed and stored temporarily on the banks until the District receives competitive bids to remove the material as required by state law.  (All material will be most likely be removed under the same contract to use our funds in the most responsible manner). The slopes have been reseeded and protected with Enviroshield. The grass grown from this seed will stabilize the slopes and help to prevent erosion. 

Desilting of Phase 3 began November 30th. This section includes the Diversion Channel’s Storm Water Quality Project which was three weeks from completion when Harvey hit. WFDD will remove the excess silt and stabilize the slopes with grass. 

Exploration Park is now open after being closed for repairs and cleaning. We are happy to see families return to the park to make happy memories. 

The Board of Directors at Willow Fork Drainage District are all residents of our community and remain committed to the purpose of providing excellent drainage through our channels and opportunities for outdoor recreation through our parks and trails.

 

November 3, 2017
Willow Fork Drainage District continues the work to restore our drainage system to excellent working order after the effects of Hurricane Harvey. Please remember that all work is subject to weather conditions.

What work has been done?

1. WFDD outfalls from WFDD channels into the internal MUD storm drains have been inspected and identified for repair and/or cleaning. Repairs have been authorized by WFDD and are currently in the process of being completed by Severn Trent.

2. The desilting of WFDD's Diversion Channel south of Buffalo Bayou (also called the Willow Fork of Buffalo Bayou and Willow Fork Channel) and north of the Fry Rd. bridge is progressing well. Champions Hydro-Lawn has been able to make great strides due to the number of sunny days we had in September and October and the extended hours they are working per day. The pilot channel (center flowline) and the lateral lines from the outfalls have been cut and are allowing the current flows of water to go downstream toward George Bush Park. 60% of the sand and silt has been removed from the east side of the Diversion Channel, and 30% has been removed from the west side. Work will continue on this portion of the channel until all silt is removed. The slopes and basin will be stabilized with grass through seeding to prevent future erosion.

3. Work has been approved and started on repairing and desilting the remaining portion of the Diversion Channel south of Fry Rd. to the curve in the waterway. The pilot channel will continue being cut as well as the lateral lines from the outfalls to allow for drainage. This work has been estimated at approximately 10 working days dependent on good weather days. The next phase is to remove the silt and sand from this section.

4. The repairs to the Storm Water Quality Project (from the curve in the channel to the end of our property line as the channel enters the reservoir) will be addressed next. Once plans have been finalized, communication will be sent out.

*Note: Buffalo Bayou (also called the Willow Fork of Buffalo Bayou and Willow Fork Channel) is maintained by Ft. Bend County Drainage District. WFDD is continuing to communicate with the Ft. Bend County Drainage District as to repairs and desilting of Buffalo Bayou.