CI-009 Drainage Improvements Along Clodine Ditch

CI-009 Drainage Improvements Along Clodine Ditch

Recent Actions

December 15, 2020 - Harris County Commissioners Court authorized the initiation of this project.

Project Description

This study was a partnership project with Fort Bend County for drainage improvements along Clodine ditch. The community requested that a 380-acre stormwater detention site, referred to as the “Clodine Ditch Basin” in the Flood Control District’s 2012 Charting Buffalo study, be considered as a project funded by the 2018 bond to help address flooding along Buffalo Bayou main stem. This community input project became Bond ID CI-009. However, the proposed 380-acre detention basin site located within Fort Bend County was purchased by a private developer. Since the land is no longer available, the Fort Bend County Drainage District officially confirmed that they have no plan to participate as a local partner on Bond ID CI-009. As a result of the lack of available large undeveloped tracts of land for a potential regional stormwater detention, a project was not recommended, and therefore did not move forward.

Map of C-47 Bridge Replacement Greenhouse Road


The site considered for a stormwater detention basin was located along Tributary W190-00-00 (Clodine Ditch), south of FM 1093 and west of Barker Clodine Road in Fort Bend County.


A review of site conditions led to the conclusion that this proposed solution was no longer feasible because the land is currently being used for private development. The project did not move forward.

Bond Project Listing

Bond funding of $15 million originally set aside for this project will be released and placed into the Flood Resilience Trust.

Bond List

List of 2018 Bond Projects

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.