F-09 Yale Stormwater Detention Basin

F-09 Yale Stormwater Detention Basin

Recent Action

July 20, 2021 – Harris County Commissioners Court authorized a joint funding structure between the Flood Control District and Harris County Engineering Department for this project.

Project Description

The Yale Stormwater Detention Basin is a project that was identified during the Little White Oak Bayou Feasibility Study. The wet-bottom basin will be located near the intersection of West Tidwell Road and Yale Street and occupy approximately 6 acres of land. This project is one of the first steps in a long-term plan for flood reduction projects along Little White Oak Bayou to help reduce the impact of flooding the area. Construction of this project is anticipated to start in early 2024 and store approximately 23.2 million gallons or 71.4 acre-feet of stormwater during heavy rain events.

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 will hold 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


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.