On May 23, 2018, the Board of Directors of Sienna Plantation Levee Improvement District established the Sienna Plantation Resident Advisory Committee. The Resident Advisory Committee is made up of five residents of Sienna Plantation; one resident from each of the three areas in Sienna Plantation that had water in homes during Hurricane Harvey and two residents from areas that did not experience flooding.
The Resident Advisory Committee has been asked to review proposed improvements to the District’s levee and drainage system and to make recommendations to the District’s Board of Directors regarding which of the proposed improvements to include in a bond election package that will be presented to voters in November. In addition to receiving the Committee’s input, the District’s Board of Directors will conduct informational sessions to the proposed improvements and to solicit input from all residents of the District. Please sign-up for updates at SiennaLID.org to be informed about those meeting dates and times.
Hurricane season is already here again. Since Harvey, the District has made and continues to make improvements to the drainage system, including:
- Widening of Channels 2 & 3, which will add 218.7 acre feet of detention to the system.
- Authorizing the purchase of portable, rapidly deployable pumps, for this hurricane season, which will provide for an additional 80,000 gallons of pumping capacity (a 30% increase to the South Levee System’s pump capacity)
- Expanding the Main Channel in the South Levee System, which will add an additional 183.4 acre feet of storage to the system (beginning this summer).
- Design of a new pump station that will add 270,000 gallons per minute of pumping capacity in the South Levee System by the fall of 2019 (an increase of 100% to the system’s capacity)