Bond Project C-20 will make channel conveyance improvements along the mid-reach stretch of Greens Bayou. This project intends to reduce water surface elevations within the mid-reach stretch and contain at least 10-year storm event within the channel banks.
Greens Bayou Mid-Reach Program
This project is part of the Greens Mid-Reach Program. As originally envisioned, the Greens Mid-Reach Program is a several-hundred-million-dollar effort focused on the area from Veterans Memorial Drive downstream to JFK Boulevard. The Flood Control District began implementing this vision in the 2000s to bring much-needed flood risk reduction to residents along Greens Bayou.
In total, the original Greens Mid-Reach Program proposes 11 miles of channel conveyance improvements and 10,543 acre-feet of stormwater storage through four stormwater detention basins to mitigate the increased flow of water and prevent any regional impacts. As of October 2021, 8,199 acre-feet of the required stormwater detention has already been completed or is currently under construction, including Bond Project C-33, the Aldine Westfield Stormwater Detention Basin, and Bond Project C-34, the Lauder Stormwater Detention Basin. The Glen Forest Stormwater Detention Basin and the Kuykendahl Stormwater Detention Basin are fully constructed.
The Greens Bayou Mid-Reach Program is a long-term commitment to improving flood resiliency for area residents, and the Flood Control District is dedicated to that vision. Work funded through the 2018 Bond Program will take a great leap forward in realizing this vision, and more work will continue to be phased in even after the projects included in the 2018 Bond Program are complete.