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Master Drainage Plan
The City of Sugar Land is updating the 2007 Master Drainage Plan (MDP), which provides policy guidance on how to accomplish drainage-related goals identified in the adopted comprehensive plan. The MDP describes the city’s physical drainage-related characteristics, identifies drainage agencies with jurisdiction in Sugar Land, establishes roles and responsibilities of various agencies, and identifies future efforts necessary for drainage planning and flood control.

Five years have passed since the last MDP update in 2007, and several issues now drive the need to update the plan, as follows:
  • Asset ownership and responsibilities of agencies with drainage responsibilities have changed and need to be updated
  • Critical drainage projects have been completed or are underway
  • The city needs policy guidance on the issue of detention pond maintenance to ensure functional and aesthetic elements of detention ponds are properly designed and constructed and adequately maintained
  • The city developed the Integrated Stormwater Management (ISWWM) drainage model and should document how to utilize the model for greatest benefit
  • In 2012, the city adopted new drainage-related goals through the approval of the 2012 Comprehensive Plan (Chapters 1-5). Additional policy projects may be necessary to accomplish these goals and should be identified

The Master Drainage Plan update includes opportunities for public participation via email, CIP Request Form, and at a scheduled public meeting or public hearing. The project will culminate with City Council’s adoption by ordinance of a new master drainage plan by the estimated date of early 2014.

Draft Plan – Coming Soon
The City is working to complete a draft Plan, which will be posted online in early 2014 for public review and comment.  The draft plan considers public input from a variety of outreach efforts including an online mapping activity, online town hall, and public meeting.  If you would like to be notified when the draft Plan is available for review, please sign up for email updates.

Public Meeting
A public meeting to receive feedback on draft updates to the Master Drainage Plan took place on Wednesday, November, 6, 2013 from 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. in the Cane Room at City Hall, 2700 Town Center Boulevard North. Citizens provided important feedback on flooding, detention pond maintenance, and other drainage-related topics. All public feedback will be considered for incorporation into the Master Drainage Plan update.

Sign Up for Email Updates

Would you like to receive periodic updates as the plan moves forward? Sign up for notifications and stay up to date on the Master Drainage Plan Update.

Mapping Activity
The mapping activity is now closed. This activity gathered feedback on drainage issues throughout Sugar Land. Visit www.communitywalk.com/drainage to review the results.

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