F-72 Baywood Stormwater Detention Basin

F-72 Baywood Stormwater Detention Basin

Recent Actions

November 13, 2018 – Harris County Commissioners Court approved a $578,957 agreement with an engineering firm to conduct preliminary engineering in support of this project 

August 28, 2018 – Harris County Commissioners Court authorized negotiations with an engineering firm to conduct preliminary engineering and final design in support of this project 

August 28, 2018 – Harris County Commissioners Court authorized and initiated this project


This project involves design and construction of additional stormwater detention capacity in the Baywood Stormwater Detention Basin, HCFCD Unit B513-02-00, in the Armand Bayou watershed. It will reduce flooding risks in the Armand Bayou watershed of southeast Harris County by safely storing excess stormwater during heavy rain events and slowly releasing it back to the bayou when the threat of flooding has passed.


Baywood Stormwater Detention Basin is located on a 136-acre site in the city of Pasadena near the intersection of Red Bluff Road and Genoa Red Bluff Road in southeast Harris County. It is near the confluence of Armand Bayou and its tributary B113-00-00. The confluence with tributary B112-00-00, commonly known as Willowsprings Bayou, is just outside the basin site.


This project is currently in the PRELIMINARY ENGINEERING stage. This stage of the project will result in a Preliminary Engineering Report with a recommended project that can be taken to Harris County Commissioners Court for approval and then advanced to the DESIGN stage. The PER will identify needed right-of-way acquisition, utility relocation, and a preliminary cost estimate.

Bond Project Listing

Bond Project F-72 is a “Local Only” project, which means that the project will be funded totally from the 2018 Bond Program. Total allocation for this multi-stage project is currently $2 million on the Bond Project List. 

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.

Project Lifecycle

Every flood damage reduction project is unique. Yet each project begins and ends, with common and predictable milestones along the way. Whether a project moves forward – and how quickly – depends on many factors, including the availability of funding at each milestone, shifting community priorities for flood damage reduction, and other changing circumstances (such as the price of trees or concrete) from year to year.


community engagement meeting

A Community Engagement Meeting for this project was held on May 2, 2019.