Progress continues on the White Oak Bayou Federal Project. The White Oak Bayou Federal Flood Damage Reduction Project is a multi-year, $124 million project that will substantially reduce flooding risks along White Oak Bayou.
The White Oak Bayou Federal Flood Damage Reduction Project includes:
- Construction of approximately 15.4 miles of channel conveyance improvements along White Oak Bayou from Cole Creek near West Tidwell Road to F.M. 1960;
- Excavation of six stormwater detention basins to hold almost one billion gallons of stormwater;
- Construction of the Jersey Village Bypass Channel (HCFCD Unit E200-00-00), which carries approximately 30 percent of White Oak Bayou flows around the City of Jersey Village during heavy rains.
Many of these projects have been completed and the final two segments of the project are underway. The segment along White Oak Bayou from Hollister Street to F.M. 1960 is expected to be complete in winter 2021/2022. The segment from Cole Creek to Hollister is expected to be complete in spring 2022.
Upon project completion, the Flood Control District estimates that approximately 1,300 structures will see a flood reduction benefit.
White Oak Bayou Federal Flood Damage Reduction Project
Precinct: 1 & 4
Project Web Page: hcfcd.org/C-14