Construction Update for White Oak Bayou Federal Flood Damage Reduction Project

The Harris County Flood Control District would like to provide an important update on the White Oak Bayou Federal Flood Damage Reduction Project:


  • Construction on the two remaining segments within the White Oak Bayou Federal Flood Damage Reduction Project, E100-00-00-E005 and E100-00-00-E006 remains on hold pending an agreement between the contractor's surety and the Harris County Flood Control District.
  • The Harris County Flood Control District is working through a required legal process that began when the contractor declared bankruptcy and surrendered the project to the Flood Control District in May 2022.
  • On September 29, 2022 the contractor’s surety received bids from contractors to complete the project.  
  • The contractor’s surety has provided the Flood Control District a proposed path forward for approval. The contractor’s surety and the Flood Control District are working to negotiate an agreement on the path forward. Once an agreement is reached, it will be submitted to Harris County Commissioners Court for approval.
  • The Flood Control District is aiming to resume construction by early 2023.
  • In the interim, the Flood Control District has been notified of maintenance concerns, including mowing and illegal disposal issues. The Flood Control District is actively working to resolve these issues and deter dumping from occurring in the future. To report maintenance and dumping issues please contact our Citizens Service Center or call 346-286-4197.

    The Flood Control District will provide a progress update when an agreement is posted for Commissioners Court approval and looks forward to restarting construction as quickly as possible. Please visit for project updates; or to leave a question or comment, click the “Submit A Comment” button located under the Project Description section.