2018 Bond Program

Countywide Projects - Bond Program

* Public input will continue to be an important part of the Bond Program. The Bond Program Project List currently includes 38 projects that were added as a result of Community Engagement Meetings held across Harris County in June, July and August, 2018. A meeting was held for each of Harris County’s 22 watersheds and in the Halls Bayou watershed (a tributary to Greens Bayou).

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The chart below includes a list of projects that would benefit the entire county or multiple watersheds.

Projects Having Countywide Impact

PROJECT LOCAL ONLY PROJECT GRANT PROJECT TOTAL COST GRANT - OTHERS COST SHARE GRANT - LOCAL COST SHARE BENEFITS
Countywide Floodplain Preservation $50,000,000 - - - Acquisition of Right-Of-Way along various channels in Harris County to preserve channel conveyance and / or restore natural floodplains in areas subject to frequent flooding.
Partnership Projects with Municipalities, Authorities, and Other Districts in Harris County $100,000,000 - - - Jointly funded projects to address flooding with multi-jurisdictional projects.
Advanced Emerging Technologies for Flood Damage Reduction $20,000,000 - - - Investigations of new methods to reduce the risk of flooding and to reduce the damages due to flooding in Harris County.
Countywide Ongoing Planning $10,000,000 - - - Ongoing efforts to identify future projects and work efforts to reduce flooding in Harris County watersheds.
Partnership Projects with the Harris County Engineering Department $100,000,000 - - - Jointly funded projects that could reduce the risk of flooding in multi-jurisdictional projects.
Preliminary Engineering for Large Diameter Tunnels for Stormwater Conveyance $20,000,000 - - - Preliminary engineering for implementation of large diameter tunnels to reduce the risk of flooding across Harris County.
Harris County Floodplain Mapping Updates - $25,000,000 $12,500,000 $12,500,000 Providing more accurate information on the risks of flooding in Harris County.
Upgrades and Expansion of the Harris County Flood Warning System - $5,000,000 $3,750,000 $1,250,000 Improving existing flood monitoring systems to provide additional near-real time information on flooding in Harris County.

The actual timing of individual projects will depend on a variety of factors including environmental permitting and right-of-way acquisition. Projects will be authorized individually for funding by Harris County Commissioners Court, based on recommendations by the Flood Control District.