Construction Advisory for Lauder Stormwater Detention Basin – Phase II

In an effort to keep you informed about the Harris County Flood Control District’s continuing improvements in the Greens Bayou watershed, we want to notify you of an upcoming construction project. In Fall 2022, the Flood Control District will begin construction on the Lauder Stormwater Detention Basin – Phase 2 located along Greens Bayou east of Aldine Westfield Road in the area of the Castlewood Subdivision.

This project will involve excavating approximately 1,152,200 cubic yards of soil from the 672 acre-ft basin site. When complete, the approximately $22.5 million basin project will hold approximately 212 million gallons, or more than 651 acre-feet, of excess stormwater, which will help reduce existing flood levels. Phase II will be a dry bottom stormwater detention basin. A remnant channel, or “oxbow,” in Phase II will be recreated at the bottom of the basin. Additional trees will be planted post-construction. While the stormwater detention basin’s primary function is to reduce flooding risks, the site may provide multi-use recreational facilities that would be developed by partner entities. Construction of Phase I of this project, located along Greens Bayou between Lauder Road and JFK Boulevard, was substantially completed earlier this Spring.

Construction equipment will access the work area via Miranda Street. The contractor will use heavy construction equipment such as dump trucks, excavators, and bulldozers to remove trees, vegetation, and excavated soil. Motorists are urged to heed all warning and road closure signs and detours, and to be alert to truck traffic when passing near construction access points and along truck routes. The Flood Control District appreciates your patience through the duration of this project. Should you have questions or comments, please contact us at or visit the project page at

Lauder Stormwater Detention Basin – Phase II
2018 HCFCD Bond Project C-34
Precinct: 2
Contractor: RES Gulf Coast LLC, dba LECON, Inc.
Contract Amount: approximately $22.5 Million
Construction Start: Fall 2022
Contract Duration: 581 calendar days