This drainage project is part of the Texas Water Development Board grant program 75/25 local match agreement. The District was awarded the grant to enclose the ditch with reinforced concrete boxes and to construct mitigation ponds associated with the project. The goal of these improvements is to provide flood relief to the surrounding area and localized flooding which includes the neighborhoods of Willowcrest and Willowick.
The District acquired approximately 43-acres adjacent to Cannon Ditch in an area that was identified in the District’s Master Drainage Plan as an area for regional detention. The District will be able to create approximately 280 acre-feet of detention capacity in an area that has had flood problems in the past.