F-30 Schiel Stormwater Detention Basin

F-30 Schiel Stormwater Detention Basin

Last Modified: 08/27/2020 03:21 PM

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Recent Actions

May 19, 2020 – Harris County Commissioners Court authorized a $171,399 agreement with CenterPoint Energy for the proposed adjustment to overhead power facilities near Bauer Road and Unit L500-09-00 in support of this project.

March 26, 2019 – Harris County Commissioners Court approved a $2.23 million addition to a contract with an engineering firm to conduct design, bidding, and construction stage engineering services in support of this project. 

January 8, 2019 – Harris County Commissioners Court declared a public necessity and authorized the acquisition of three tracts of land in support of this project.

Project description

This project involves right-of-way acquisition, design and construction of the Schiel Stormwater Detention Basin, HCFCD Unit L500-09-00. 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 basin site, which is expected to include more than 580 acres, is located north of Highway 290 and west of the Grand Parkway, near the intersection of Bauer and Schiel roads, 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 Schiel basin will store approximately 6,300 to 6,800 acre-feet (more than 2 billion 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-30 will provide funding for right-of-way acquisition, design and construction of the Schiel 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.

Virtual Community Engagement Meeting

An online community meeting was held for this project on:

Date: Thursday August 6, 2020
Time: 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

You can submit a comment and see the meeting presentation and video by clicking the links below.

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Community Engagement Meeting

A community engagement meeting was held:

Location: Richard and Meg Weekley Community Center
Date: Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

You can submit a comment and see the meeting presentation and video by clicking the links below.

Meeting Video Summary Presentation