Project Brays History

Project Brays History

About Project Brays

Project Brays is the largest, most significant flood damage reduction initiative to be managed by the Harris County Flood Control District and will benefit thousands of residents and businesses along Brays Bayou.

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Our History

Since the early settlement of Houston, residents have had to contend with flooding. While the potential for flooding will always be present in our area, with expert engineering and planning, the Harris County Flood Control District (Flood Control District) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) have steadily worked to reduce the risk and damages resulting from flooding events.

In the mid 1980's the Corps conducted a watershed study, examining Buffalo Bayou and surrounding watersheds, their findings concluded a flood damage reduction project would be extremely beneficial to the community, outweighing the costs. As a result, the Corps joined forces with the Flood Control District and began work on the Brays Bayou Federal Flood Damage Reduction Project, now known as Project Brays.

As of today, Project Brays is nearing completion. With new approaches and state-of-the-art technology, flood damage reduction is more effective and efficient than ever before. Residents and businesses along Brays Bayou can look forward to benefiting from the Project Brays initiative, a $480,000,000 project, in the coming years.