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SWG-2016-00356 - Harris County Flood Control District - Cedar Bayou and North Galveston Bay - Harris County, Texas

Published Feb. 2, 2018
Expiration date: 2/5/2018

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PROJECT DESCRIPTION:  The proposed mitigation bank will be known as the Crosby Eastgate Mitigation Bank (CEMB).  The Sponsor proposes the establishment and operation of a large-scale wetland complex available for regional wetland compensation that would be managed and maintained in perpetuity.  The goal of the CEMB is to re-establish and enhance self-sustaining forested wetland resources.

The primary objectives of creating the CEMB are to protect the water quality of the downstream Cedar Bayou watershed and North Galveston Bay; provide diverse habitat for fauna; protect genetic diversity of uncommon regional flora; establish stable forested communities resistant to invasive plant species; and protect the forested wetland community via long-term conservation measures.  These objectives will be achieved via the following measures:  Restoration, re-establishment, and enhancement of forested wetlands and uplands across the 240-acre property; Re-establish site hydrology to allow for physical retention and chemical sequestration of local site runoff and Cedar Bayou floodwaters; Promote stand diversity via selective plantings and forest management techniques to increase site flora and fauna biodiversity.


The service area for CEMB is based on connectivity to the Cedar Bayou floodway, ecoregion setting, and floristically diverse remnant bottomland hardwood communities.  Based on the size of the property and its location within the watershed, HCFCD proposes a primary service of North Galveston Bay (HUC #12040203).  The Service Area is encompassed entirely within the Western Gulf Coastal Plain Level III EPA Ecoregion.  Impacts within the service area will be debited on a 1:1 basis.  At this time, HCFCD is not requesting a secondary service area.  See Exhibit 6 for a map of the proposed service area.  On a case-by-case basis, the USACE, after coordination with the IRT, may authorize use of the site outside the service area, when unique circumstances make use of the site appropriate, practicable, and environmentally preferable.  Alternate debiting ratios may be required on a case-by-case basis by the USACE for a project located outside of the service area.  All U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) and Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) properties, as well as wetlands and waterbodies located on Texas barrier islands and peninsulas, are excluded from the service area.  In addition, the service area excludes all National Wildlife Refuges, National Forests, State Parks, and Wildlife Management Areas.