F-09 Riggs Stormwater Detention Basin

F-09 Riggs Stormwater Detention Basin
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March 8, 2022 - Harris County Commissioners Court approved award of $1,479,626 construction contract in support of this project.

January 4, 2022 – Harris County Commissioners Court approved advertisement for construction stage bids in support of this project.

May 11, 2021 – Harris County Commissioners Court authorized an agreement for engineering services to provide materials engineering and testing services in support of this project.

February 9, 2021 – Harris County Commissioners authorized the negotiation of an agreement for materials engineering and testing services in support of this project.

Project Description

The Riggs Stormwater Detention Basin will be constructed adjacent to the southbound feeder of I-45 (North Freeway) and Little White Oak Bayou between Riggs Road and Stokes Street to provide regional storage of excess stormwater during extreme rainfall events.

Little White Oak Bayou is a very narrow channel with a low carrying capacity located in a highly urbanized and densely populated area. Local drainage infrastructure in the area can contribute to stormwater overflowing into neighboring homes and businesses. The Flood Control District already owns the property for this project and with no regional stormwater detention in the area presently, it can help to provide flood risk reduction.

Project Lifecycle

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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Community engagement

Community engagement is an important part of the 2018 HCFCD Bond Program, and more information will be shared with the public as the project develops. To ask a question or comment on project activities, please click the button below or call 346-286-4000.

Virtual Community Engagement Meeting

The Harris County Flood Control District held a virtual Community Engagement Meeting for this project on:

Date: Tuesday, December 7, 2021
Time: 6:30 P.M. – 7:30 P.M.

Presentation Virtual Meeting Video