2018 Bond Program

Sims Bayou - 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).

> Sims Bayou Watershed Community Engagement Summary

An informational public meeting was held for the Sims Bayou Watershed:

June 5, 2018
6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Hiram Clarke Multi-Service Center
3810 W. Fuqua Street
Houston, Texas 77045

> VIDEO: Opening Remarks

The map below shows the approximate location of proposed flood risk reduction projects in this watershed that could be eligible for bond funding.

> Enlarge Map (PDF)

> INTERACTIVE MAP: see potential projects in your area

Sims Bayou Watershed Facts

Area (sq miles) Population* Structure Count** Harvey Damaged Structures***
Inside the 1% (100-year) FEMA floodplain 8.3 26,917 9,720 4,093
Inside the 0.2% (500-year) FEMA floodplain 10.3 35,159 15,891 2,916
Outside the 0.2% (500-year) FEMA floodplain 64.2 222,071 87,168 7,869
TOTAL 82.7 284,146 112,779 14,878

*Census 2010, **HCAD 2016, ***HCFCD final estimates as of June 2018

Median Family Income* $41,000 Median House Value* $91,000

* 2016 Census Data

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.