C-15 Arbor Oaks Stormwater Detention Basin

C-15 Arbor Oaks Stormwater Detention Basin
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Recent Actions

January 5, 2021 - Harris County Commissioners Court authorized the acquisition of 19 tracts in support of this project.

May 19, 2020 – Harris County Commissioners Court approved updates to project details in the 2018 Bond Program List. Update changes funding to amount secured from NRCS Pilot Program. 

October 8, 2019 – Harris County Commissioners Court authorized the Flood Control District to accept a $28 million U.S. Department of Agriculture grant for the Emergency Watershed Protection Pilot Program that includes funds for this and other projects

September 24, 2019 – Harris County Commissioners Court authorized and initiated this project

Project description

This project is expected to help address persistent flooding issues in the Arbor Oaks & Greater Inwood neighborhoods in the White Oak Bayou watershed. As part of that effort, the Flood Control District intends to build a stormwater detention basin on property it owns south of Victory Drive, near the confluence of White Oak Bayou, HCFCD Unit E100-00-00, and its Tributary, Vogel Creek E121-00-00 using a $10.8 million grant from the Natural Resources Conservation Service.

The Arbor Oaks Stormwater Detention Basin is expected to provide 140 million gallons of stormwater storage. Additional property will be acquired as part of this project.

We are currently engaged in PRELIMINARY ENGINEERING for the basin project. This is the stage in which we explore alternatives for the project, and then decide on one alternative to recommend for the DESIGN stage.


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 more. 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 for C-15 Arbor Oaks Stormwater Detention Basin was held on:

Date: Thursday, April 15, 2021
Time: 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Presentation Virtual Meeting Video