F-29 Mueschke East Stormwater Detention Basin

F-29 Mueschke East Stormwater Detention Basin

Last Modified: 08/27/2020 03:19 PM

Menu

Recent Action

June 30, 2020 - Harris County Commissioners Court approved a $2,361,090 contract for design, bidding and construction phase engineering services in support of this project.

January 7, 2020 – Harris County Commissioners Court authorized negotiations with an engineering firm for final design, bidding and construction stage engineering services in support of channel conveyance and stormwater detention basin improvements.

Project Description

This project involves right-of-way acquisition, design and construction of the Mueschke East Stormwater Detention Basin, HCFCD Unit L500-06-00. This basin will help reduce existing flood levels in the Little Cypress Creek watershed and allow for future stormwater infrastructure improvements that will reduce the risk of flooding in this area. The proposed basin site is located along Little Cypress Creek between Mueschke Road and Cypress Rosehill Road, in northwest Harris County.

Stormwater detention basins are large excavated areas that reduce flooding risks and damages during heavy rain events by safely storing excess stormwater and slowly releasing it back to the bayou when the threat of flooding has passed.

The capacity of the Mueschke East basin will depend upon future property acquisition but is estimated to be as much as approximately 2,400 to 2,500 acre-feet (more than 782 million gallons) of stormwater.

This project is part of the Little Cypress Creek Frontier program that will reduce the risk of flooding in the Little Cypress Creek watershed for more than 3,200 structures in the Atlas 14 1 percent (100-year) floodplain and will reduce that floodplain by more than 5,800 acres. Bond Project F-29 will provide funding for right-of-way acquisition, design and construction of the Mueschke East basin.


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.