Alternatives Analysis near Highlands Reservoir

Alternatives Analysis near Highlands Reservoir

Last Modified: 08/27/2020 03:44 PM


Recent Actions

June 4, 2019 – Harris County Commissioners Court authorized a $450,000 agreement with an engineering firm for a detailed flood risk reduction alternatives analysis evaluating the feasibility of using Highlands Reservoir for pass-through detention during higher storm events in the Goose Creek Watershed 

November 13, 2018 – Harris County Commissioners Court authorized negotiations with an engineering firm to conduct this analysis. 

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

Project description

This project will examine flood risk reduction options for the area near Highlands Reservoir, including HCFCD tributaries O119-00-00, O200-00-00 and other nearby tributaries. This is a follow-up to an investigation of drainage concerns near Highland Mobile Estates and surrounding areas, just north of the Highlands Reservoir. The project will investigate potentially available detention volumes within the reservoir to aid in resolving flooding concerns in and near Highland Mobile Estates. 

This project is one of several under 2018 HCFCD Bond Project F-39, which concerns Investigations of General Drainage Improvements on Spring Gully.


This project is currently in the initial feasibility study stage. This stage of the project will begin investigations for right-of-way acquisition, environmental issues and further project funding allocation. Following this stage, a preliminary engineering stage 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 streams to be studied in this stage of the project are located near and around the Highlands Reservoir within the Spring Gully/Goose Creek watershed. The drainage solutions being examined are located within the areas just north and south of Barbers Hill Rd and just south and west of the Highlands Reservoir.

Bond Project Listing

Bond Project F-39 is a “Local Only” funded project, which means that there is no funding partner identified at this time and the project will be funded entirely from the 2018 Bond Program. The Bond Project List includes a total allocation for all stages and phases of this project of $500,000.

Bond Listing

List of 2018 Bond Projects

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.


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.



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