F-02 Hughes Stormwater Detention Basin

F-02 Hughes Stormwater Detention Basin

Last Modified: 10/09/2020 02:08 PM


Virtual Community Engagement Meeting

You are invited to participate in a virtual public meeting to learn more about this project.

Date: Wednesday, October 21, 2020
Time: 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Join online: PublicInput.com/Hughes
Join by phone: 855-925-2801 (Meeting Code: 9821)

Recent Actions

March 24, 2020 – Harris County Commissioners Court approved $520,000 for engineering services for a preliminary engineering report for this project.

August 28, 2018 – Harris County Commissioners Court authorized and initiated this project.

Project Description

The Hughes Stormwater Detention Basin (HCFCD Unit A500-04-00) will help reduce flooding risks in the Clear Creek watershed by storing excess floodwater during times of heavy rain, and releasing it back to the creek when the threat of flooding has passed. The basin will be located on an undeveloped 100-acre site along Clear Creek, south of El Franco Lee Park.

This project complements but is separate from the Clear Creek Federal Flood Risk Management Project .

The Harris County Flood Control District has a significant number of flood damage reduction projects occurring all over Harris County as part of its on-going Capital Improvement Program (CIP), Operations and Maintenance, and the 2018 Bond Program. Click the Project ID on the Map to learn about projects’ details. Some early-stage projects are not highlighted on the map. The map will be updated when projects advance or when more information becomes available.


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.