Maintenance Programs

Maintenance Programs

Maintenance Programs

Along with mowing and routine maintenance of the county’s 2,500 miles of channel, dozens of stormwater detention basins and thousands of buyout lots, the Flood Control District conducts major maintenance to repair damage caused by storms and erosion.


Maintenance Programs

Property Management Program

The Property Management Program is responsible for the management of all Flood Control District real property. The group's primary responsibilities are to identify deficiencies of the Flood Control District’s channel and stormwater detention basin infrastructure, to define the scope of operations to be performed, and to prioritize repairs and cyclical maintenance within the available budget.

Abandoned Bridge Program

The Flood Control District identified approximately 700 footbridges or old farm bridges that cross Flood Control District rights-of-way. Each of the bridges was evaluated to determine the ownership and condition of the bridge, as well as the desire of a second party to either resume or assume ownership and maintenance responsibilities for the bridge through an interlocal agreement.

Vegetation Management

The Flood Control District has launched an aggressive new Vegetation Management Program to increase our effectiveness - and efficiency - in supporting our mission. This program is a holistic initiative designed to provide appropriate stormwater drainage, while also maintaining the integrity of the county's channel system and protecting the environment.

Mowing for vegetation management

The Flood Control District maintains more than 2,500 miles of predominately grass-lined bayous, creeks and manmade drainage channels, along with dozens of large stormwater detention basin sites, and about 2,300 buyout lots in neighborhoods across Harris County.

Major Maintenance Projects

Projects to repair existing drainage infrastructure are important, but may be relatively small, involving a sinkhole in one location, and a failed outfall pipe in another. The Flood Control often groups repair sites into maintenance construction packages that are bid as one construction contract for ease and efficiency.

NRCS-HCFCD Partnership Repair Program

The Harris County Flood Control District’s Disaster Recovery Program, in partnership with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS), repaired more than 800 damage sites within Harris County resulting from Hurricane Harvey, Tropical Storm Imelda and other recent extreme weather events.

Emergency repairs - COMPLETED

List of emergency post-Harvey repairs that have already been completed.

Active Construction Projects

Total Budget: $64,082,204 Budget Spent: 67%
Project     Budget
1 K140-00-00-X023 | Cypress Creek $3,447,762
  Natural Stable Channel Design for Pilot Gully Erosion
  Precinct: 4    
  Z100-00-00-X259   $18,677,419
  Countywide General Repairs III  
2 K100-00-00-X078 Cypress Creek Bayou Precinct: 4
  Z100-00-00-X261   $2,703,890
  Non-Federal Concrete Lined Channel Repairs
3 C106-03-00-X016 Sims Bayou Precinct: 2
4 E115-00-00-X048 White Oak Bayou Precinct: 4
5 J131-00-00-X016 Spring Creek Precinct: 4
6 W142-00-00-X009 Buffalo Bayou Precinct: 3
  Z100-00-00-X278   $304,998
  Sediment Removal from Concrete Lined Channels
   for the HCFCD
7 M114-00-00-X003 Willow Creek Precinct  4
  Z100-00-00-X280   $14,427,695
  General Drainage System Repairs -North  
8 K531-03-00-X004 Cypress Creek Bayou Precinct: 4
9 P130-05-00-X008 Greens Bayou Precinct: 1
  Z100-00-00-X285   $5,847,904
  Harvey Disaster Recovery Repairs - Cypress Creek Watersheds
10 K139-00-00-X004 Cypress Creek Bayou Precinct: 3
11 K145-00-00-X017 Cypress Creek Bayou Precinct:  4
12 K145-00-00-X019 Cypress Creek Bayou Precinct:  4
  Z100-00-00-X294   $5,155,050
  Harvey Disaster Recovery Repairs  
  of Addicks & White Oak Watersheds  
13 E101-18-00-X001 White Oak Bayou Precinct: 1
  Z100-00-00-X297   $931,000
  Harvey Disaster Recovery Repairs-White Oak Bayou
14 E124-00-00-X004 White Oak Bayou Precinct: 1
  Z100-00-00-X307   $5,144,466
  Addicks Watershed Sediment Removal Program
  Package 2
15 U101-01-00-X010 Addicks Reservoir Precinct: 3
16 U101-02-00-X005 Addicks Reservoir Precinct: 3
17 U101-03-00-X009  Addicks Reservoir Precinct: 3
18 U101-05-00-X004 Addicks Reservoir Precinct: 3
19 U101-19-00-X012 Addicks Reservoir Precinct: 3
20 U101-20-00-X005 Addicks Reservoir Precinct: 3
21 U102-00-00-X033 Addicks Reservoir Precinct: 3,4
22 U106-05-00-X014 Addicks Reservoir Precinct: 4
  Z100-00-00-X309   $5,089,579
23 T101-00-00-X064 Barker Reservoir Precinct: 3
24 T101-01-00-X008 Barker Reservoir Precinct: 3
25 T101-01-01-X004 Barker Reservoir Precinct: 3
  Z100-00-00-X312   $825,000
  Drainage Sediment Removal & Disposal - North
26 H108-01-00-X004 Hunting Bayou Precinct: 1
  Z100-00-00-X313   $220,000
  Drainage Sediment Removal and Disposal - South
27 A104-07-01-X002 Clear Creek Precinct: 2
28 O105-11-00-X002 Goose Creek Precinct: 2
  Z100-00-00-X314   $800,000
  On-Call Sediment Removal County Wide
29 K159-00-00-X004 Cypress Creek Bayou Precinct: 3
30 P118-09-00-X012 Halls Bayou Precinct: 1
  Z100-00-00-X315   $507,441
  On-Call Storm Sewer Outfall Repairs
31 U120-00-00-X012 Willow Creek Precinct: 4
32 M100-00-00-X002 Addicks Reservoir Precinct: 4