Z-05 Buffalo Bayou Park Revegetation and Biostabilization

Z-05 Buffalo Bayou Park Revegetation and Biostabilization

Last Modified: 08/23/2020 05:45 AM

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May 19, 2020 - Harris County Commissioners Court approved new Bond ID added to the 2018 Bond Program List.

January 29, 2019 - Harris County Commissioners Court authorized initiation of Bond ID Z-05 Advanced Emerging Technologies for Flood Damage Reduction. This Flood Control District project to examine revegetation and biostabilization techniques near Buffalo Bayou Park is one of several included under Z-05.

Project Description

The Buffalo Bayou Park Revegetation and Biostabilization Project will revegetate the banks of Buffalo Bayou from Shepherd Drive to Capital Street and provide enhanced natural infrastructure to Buffalo Bayou Park. The project will utilize native vegetation and biostabilization techniques to strengthen the bayou’s banks and minimize erosive forces in areas specifically identified by a geomorphic stream assessment, as well as to areas that were recently modified while making Hurricane Harvey repairs. The work will occur in two phases from 2020-2022 to take advantage of vegetation growth and dormancy cycles to improve successful plant survival and implementation for this natural technique.