C-14 Federal Flood Damage Reduction Project

C-14 Federal Flood Damage Reduction Project
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June 29, 2021 – Harris County Commissioners Court authorized an additional $244,186 and 12 calendar days for construction of this project.

April 27, 2021 – Harris County Commissioners Court has approved the acquisiton of one tract of land in support of this project.

March 30, 2021 – Harris County Commissioners Court awarded a $12.9 million contract for construction of White Oak Bayou from Cole Creek to Hollister Road.

March 9, 2021– Harris County Commissioners Court authorized $306,450 for engineering services in support of the White Oak Bayou Federal Flood Damage Reduction Project from West Tidwell Road to FM 1960.

February 26, 2021 – Harris County Commissioners Court authorized to correct two authorizations to negotiate on the December 15, 2020 agenda and two agreements on the February 9, 2021, agenda in support of this project.

February 26, 2021 – Harris County Commissioners Court authorized an agreement for archeological and environmental services as needed in support of this project.

February 9, 2021 - Harris County Commissioners authorized an agreement of $75,000 for archeological and environmental consulting services in support of this project.

February 9, 2021 - Harris County Commissioners authorized an agreement of $292,261 for materials engineering and testing services in support of this project.

February 9, 2021 - Harris County Commissioners Court approved advertisement for bidding of construction services for channel modifications from Cole Creek to Hollister Road.

January 26, 2021 - Harris County Commissioners Court authorized the acquisition of two tracts of land in connection with this project.

January 5, 2021 - Harris County Commissioners Court authorized an agreement for archeological monitoring services, cultural resource investigations, and other environmental monitoring services as needed in support of this project.

December 15, 2020 - Harris County Commissioners Court authorized negotiations for the on-call archeological monitoring services, cultural resource investigations, and other environmental services as needed in for the channel modifications from Cole Creek to Hollister.

December 15, 2020 - Harris County Commissioners Court authorized negotiations for the engineering and testing services as needed in for the channel modifications from Cole Creek to Hollister.

November 10, 2020 - Harris County Commissioners approved an additional $161,691 for engineering and related services in support of this project.

September 15, 2020 – Harris County Commissioners Court awarded a $20,574,645 contract for construction of channel modifications on White Oak Bayou from Hollister Road to FM 1960.

July 14, 2020 - Harris County Commissioners Court approved the advertisement for construction bids for this project.

June 30, 2020 - Harris County Commissioners Court approved a $499,700 agreement for materials engineering and testing services in support of this project.

June 6, 2020 – Harris County Commissioners Court authorized the purchase of seven tracts of land in support of this project.

June 1, 2020 – To make way for the future White Oak Bayou Federal Flood Damage Reduction Project, the Houston Parks Board relocated approximately 100 trees that would otherwise be impacted by future construction.

May 19, 2020 – Harris County Commissioners Court approved updates to project details in the 2018 Bond Program List. Update changes funding based on 2018 Bipartisan Budget Act signed February 2018, in which the remaining amount of the agreement is at full Federal expense. Additionally, negotiations were authorized for materials engineering and testing services in support of this project.

April 7, 2020 - Harris County Commissioners Court authorized to purchase three tracts of land in support of this project

May 14, 2019 – Harris County Commissioners Court approved a $463,180 agreement with an engineering firm for engineering services in support of a project to construct channel conveyance improvements on White Oak Bayou from West Tidwell Road to FM 1960 

December 18, 2018 –  Harris County Commissioners Court authorized the County Judge to execute an amendment to the Flood Control District Project Partnership Agreement with the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers that will allow the Corps to fully reimburse the Flood Control District for any work on the Hunting Bayou federal project after February 9, 2018. Previous partial reimbursements for $53 million in work completed before that date are ongoing and are still subject to annual federal appropriations. 

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers long-term investment plan of July 2018 includes $45 million to complete the project

Project description

The White Oak Bayou Federal Flood Damage Reduction Project is a multi-year, $124 million project that will substantially reduce flooding risks along White Oak Bayou. Started in 1998, the project is in partnership with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, with the Flood Control District designated as the lead. This partnership, made possible by Section 211(f) of the Water Resources Development Act of 1996, allows the Flood Control District to work hand-in-hand with the federal government to leverage local tax dollars. As of today, the last two segments remaining are now under construction to complete the White Oak Bayou Federal Flood Damage Reduction Project. The entire project will be completed in spring 2022.

The White Oak Bayou Federal Flood Damage Reduction Project includes:

  • Construction of approximately 15.4 miles of channel conveyance improvements along White Oak Bayou from Cole Creek near West Tidwell Road to F.M. 1960;
  • Excavation of six stormwater detention basins to hold almost one billion gallons of stormwater; and
  • Construction of the Jersey Village Bypass Channel (HCFCD Unit E200-00-00), which carries approximately 30 percent of White Oak Bayou flows around the City of Jersey Village during heavy rains.

Many of these projects have been completed. Remaining projects include the construction of channel conveyance improvements along White Oak Bayou from Cole Creek to F.M. 1960.

Construction has begun on the segment of channel conveyance improvements along White Oak Bayou (HCFCD Project ID# E100-00-00-E005, Discrete Segment 105), from Hollister Street to F.M. 1960. Construction of this segment began in fall 2020 and is anticipated to be completed by the end of 2021.

Construction has begun on the segment of channel conveyance improvements along White Oak Bayou (HCFCD Project ID# E100-00-00-E006, Discrete Segment 104), from Cole Creek to Hollister Street. Construction of this segment began in spring 2021 and is anticipated to be completed in the spring of 2022.

Upon project completion, the Flood Control District estimates that most areas within the project area along White Oak Bayou will see water surface elevation reductions of 0.1 to 1.8 feet for the 1 percent (100-year) flooding event.

Multiple projects included under this bond project

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.

Virtual Community Engagement Meeting

A Virtual Community Engagement Meeting was held for this project on:

Date: Thursday, December 3, 2020
Time: 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

For questions, please contact the Flood Control District at 346-286-4000, or fill out this online comment form:

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Virtual Community Engagement Meeting

A virtual community meeting was held for this project on:

Date: Tuesday August 4, 2020
Time: 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

For questions, please contact the Flood Control District at 346-286-4000, or fill out this online comment form:

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