Progress on the 2018 Bond Program Continues…
On August 25, 2018, Harris County voters approved $2.5 billion in bonds to finance flood damage reduction projects.
Using an objective process for prioritizing the bond projects, the Harris County Flood Control District has been working steadily to plan, design, and build these projects using bond funds while providing transparent project tracking of progress along the way
With many of the projects now underway, the 2018 Bond Program includes funding for more than $1.2 billion in channel conveyance improvements, $400 million for building stormwater detention basins, $242 million for floodplain land acquisition, $12.5 million for new floodplain mapping, and $1.25 million for improving our flood warning system.
When possible, Harris County Flood Control District will leverage the bond funding to participate in partnership programs that could bring in billions in additional partnership funding. The total estimated value of all projects included in the Bond Program is more than $4.8 billion.
In May 2020, Harris County Commissioners Court approved modifications to projects and details in the 2018 Bond Program List to include adding enhanced project benefit details, changes to funding amounts and sources, consolidating related project efforts, and adding four new bond projects. None of the Bond Projects that were approved by voters were removed from the list.