In February 2015, FEMA awarded $39.2 million to the Harris County Flood Control District, under the Hurricane Ike Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP), for the construction of two stormwater detention basins in the Greens Bayou watershed. The Flood Control District is contributing matching funds to the project.
In June 2015, Harris County Commissioners Court awarded a $63.7 million construction contract to low bidder Ceres Environmental Services Inc. to construct the two basins over a three-year time period. The combined basins project will be the largest single construction contract ever managed by the Flood Control District. When complete, the two basins will reduce or remove flooding risks and damages from more than 1,100 structures along Greens Bayou, resulting in avoided damages of more than $90 million.
For more information, questions or comments about these projects, please call the Flood Control District's Project and Study Information Line, which is monitored daily, at 713-684-4040.