Our Mission

Barker Flood Prevention is a non-partisan, volunteer group advocating flood management solutions for the Barker Reservoir watershed by coordinating with public agencies and elected officials, educating the community about flood management projects and policies, and encouraging timely implementation of effective projects.

Our action items are:

Increase conveyance out of the Barkers and Addicks Reservoirs. Solutions we support include flood tunnel(s), diversion channels, channel improvements and/or bypass.
Improve and restore channel conveyance and capacity upstream and downstream of Barker Reservoir and within the reservoir, including dredging, desilting and de-snagging.
Add capacity within Barker and Addicks Reservoirs through select excavation in the reservoirs. (Ex. 737-acre project located due East of the Canyon Gate in the Cinco Ranch area.)
Add intermediate detention/retention capacity upstream and downstream of Barker and Addicks Reservoirs.
Build infrastructure through a combination of viable solutions to manage Cypress Creek overflow to prevent Cypress Creek runoff from adversely impacting the Barker and Addicks watersheds.
Do not increase the Barker Reservoir flood pool by extending spillways.
Do not destroy existing neighborhoods, schools and businesses via large scale buyouts.

Join our Cause:

Signup to Support Flood Prevention
Facebook @barkerfloodprevention

Upcoming Events

Houston Flooding: A Vision for 2020 and Beyond

Presented by Charles Irvine and Jim Blackburn. Lunch provided

When: Wednesday, February 19, 2020 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center of Houston,
5601 S Braeswood Blvd,
Houston, TX 77096

REGISTER HERE: Eventbrite.com

Can Houston tunnel its way to flood protection?
December 25, 2019

In victory for Harvey victims, Army Corps found liable for flooding damage upstream of Addicks, Barker reservoirs
December 17, 2019

Opinion and Order on Liability: Senior Judge Charles Lettow
December 17, 2019