C-31 Smith Road Channel Diversion Project

C-31 Smith Road Channel Diversion Project

Recent Action

December 4, 2018 – Harris County Commissioners Court approved a $43,864 amendment to the agreement for engineering services in support of this project (2018 Bond Program funded) 

May 22, 2018– Harris County Commissioners Court authorized a $446,078 agreement with an engineering firm for design, bidding and construction phase services in connection with this project (funded from the HCFCD Capital Improvements Program)


Final design of the Smith Road Channel Diversion Project on Garners Bayou Tributaries, HCFCD Units P133-00-00 and P133-06-00. 

The purpose of the Smith Road Channel Diversion project is to reduce flood risks in the Greens Bayou watershed by providing an alternative route for excess water to flow, mitigating the effects of flooding and restoring bayous and tributaries to their natural water level. The Smith Road Channel Diversion project is located north of Greens Bayou near the Sam Houston Tollway and U.S. Highway 59 in northeast Harris County. This project will be funded with bonds approved by Harris County voters on August 25, 2018.

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 on the red and orange highlighted areas to learn about projects' details. Some early-stage projects are not highlighted in the map. The map will be updated when projects advance or when more information becomes available. 

• Maintenance Projects   
• Capital Projects

community engagement meeting

A Community Engagement meeting for this project was held on July 25, 2019.