Brazoria Drainage District No. 4 undertook development of a Hazard Mitigation Plan (“the Plan”) because of increasing awareness that natural hazards, especially flood hazards, may affect people and property in the area. The Plan was a requirement associated with receipt of certain federal mitigation grant program funds administered by the State of Texas’ Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) and the Texas Water Development Board (TWDB). In addition, the Plan was a pre-qualification of eligibility for other mitigation funds.
The Plan was prepared by a Mitigation Planning Committee (MPC) composed of staff representatives from BDD4 Operations and Management, an engineering consultant and a mitigation consultant. The MPC followed a process to collect, analyze, prioritize and prepare data and information necessary fro incorporation to the Plan. Detailed discussion of the process can be found in Section 2 of this Plan. In addition to the MPC, a larger stakeholder group that included staff representatives from the City of Pearland and Brookside Village, local adjacent drainage districts, and the general public were asked to review and provide their expertise to the drafting of the Plan.
The current Hazard Mitigation Plan was approved in October 2011.