F-32 Hegar Stormwater Detention Basin

F-32 Hegar Stormwater Detention Basin

Last Modified: 08/27/2020 03:24 PM

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June 6, 2020 – Harris County Commissioners Court authorized the purchase of one tract of land to support this project.

April 7, 2020 – Harris County Commissioners Court authorized the purchase of one tract of land to support this project.

June 25, 2019 – Harris County Commissioners Court authorized the acquisition of seven tracts of land in support of this project.

March 26, 2019 – Harris County Commissioners Court approved a $1.96 million contract with an engineering firm to conduct preliminary engineering and design services in support of this project.

October 9, 2018 – Harris County Commissioners Court authorized negotiations with an engineering firm for final design of this project.

Project description

This project involves right-of-way acquisition, design and construction of the Hegar Stormwater Detention Basin, HCFCD Unit L500-11-00. The approximately 260-acre basin site is located north of U.S. 290 near Hegar and Bauer Hockley roads.

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 Hegar basin will store approximately 1,700 acre-feet (more than 553 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 ID F-32 will provide funding for construction of the Hegar 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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