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