C-07 Genoa Red Bluff Stormwater Detention Basin

C-07 Genoa Red Bluff Stormwater Detention Basin
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Recent Actions

June 29, 2021 – Harris County Commissioners Court authorized $2,111,794 for for phase 1 excavation of this project.

June 8, 2021 – Harris County Commissioners Court authorized an agreement in the amount of $379,354 with an engineering firm for services in support of this project.

April 27, 2021 – Harris County Commissioners Court has authorized advertisement for bids for Phase 1 construction of this project.

July 14, 2020 – Harris County Commissioners Court authorized negotiations with an engineering firm for preliminary engineering, design, bidding and construction stage engineering services for development of the B509-04-00 compartment.

May 19, 2020 - Harris County Commissioners Court approved updates to project details in the 2018 Bond Program List. Update changes project title to include B509-03-00 and to remove the incorrect basin name. B509-03-00 right-of-way is immediately adjacent to B509-04-00.

April 28, 2020 - Harris County Commissioners Court authorized and initiated this project.

Project description

The Genoa Red Bluff Stormwater Basin project includes two adjacent compartments in east Harris County that both border on Armand Bayou Tributary B109-00-00. The two compartments will be developed separately, but ultimately will work together to reduce the risk of flooding in the Armand Bayou watershed. They include:

  • HCFCD Unit B509-03-00, the northern of the two compartments, approximately 205 acres located south of West Fairmont Parkway at Genoa Red Bluff Road.
  • HCFCD Unit B509-04-00, the southern of the two compartments, approximately 62 acres located north of Red Bluff Road.

Stormwater detention basins reduce flooding risks by temporarily taking in and holding excess stormwater during heavy rain events, and releasing the stormwater back to the adjacent channel when the threat of flooding has passed.


The Harris County Flood Control District has a significant number of flood damage reduction projects occurring all over Harris County as part of its on-going Capital Improvement Program (CIP), Operations and Maintenance, and the 2018 Bond Program. Click the Project ID on the Map to learn about projects’ details. Some early-stage projects are not highlighted on the map. The map will be updated when projects advance or when more information becomes available.

Community Engagement Meeting

The Harris County Flood Control District held a virtual Community Engagement Meeting for the Genoa Red Bluff Stormwater Detention Basin project in the Armand Bayou Watershed.

Date: Thursday, November 11, 2021
Time: 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Presentation Virtual Meeting Video