GIS and SWMM Applications in Developing the Lake Houston Watershed Management Program

by Duke G. Altman, Huston & Associates Inc, Austin, United States,
R. Gary Montgomery, Huston & Associates Inc, Austin, United States,
Thomas L. King, Huston & Associates Inc, Austin, United States,
Chuck W. Patterson, Huston & Associates Inc, Austin, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Hydraulic Engineering


The City of Houston has undertaken the task of developing a Watershed Management Program for the 2,828 square mile lake Houston Watershed in an effort to prevent future degradation of the Lake's water quality. Need for the Program stems from present water quality problems in the Lake and the potential for future water quality degradation of inflows associated with land use changes and point source discharges that can be expected to occur as the City of Houston continues to grow into the Watershed. The Program's primary goal is to develop and implement cost-effective storm water and other management techniques aimed at preventing further water quality degradation of Lake Houston and its inflows considering baseline conditions as determined to exist on January 1, 1991.

Subject Headings: Water quality | Watersheds | Lakes | Geographic information systems | Stormwater management | Water management | Water treatment | Runoff | Texas | United States

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