Armand Bayou

Armand Bayou

Land Use

Development is heavy in the upper and southwestern regions, while the mid to lower regions are sparsely developed. Several parks and a nature preserve are located along the lower third of the channel. Due to the close proximity to Johnson Space Center, Houston Ship Channel, and the Clear Lake area, urbanization is expected to rapidly continue in the near future.


The watershed hosts the 2,000-acre Armand Bayou Park and Nature Center at its mouth. An ongoing study is investigating the possibilities of creating habitat along the upper two-thirds of the channel and of linking regional detention sites and parks in the watershed in order to establish recreational and habitat corridors.

Projects In Armand Bayou Watershed

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.

Summary of Armand Bayou Watershed Plan

Revised March 9, 2021

How Water Flows In the Armand Bayou Watershed