F-33 Kleb Woods Stormwater Detention Basin

F-33 Kleb Woods Stormwater Detention Basin

Last Modified: 12/16/2020 08:26 PM

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Recent Action

December 15, 2020 - Construction began.

October 27, 2020 - Harris County Commissioners Court awarded a $2,742,281 contract for construction of this project.

September 29, 2020 – Harris County Commissioners Court approved $69,344 for materials engineering and testing services in support of this project.

August 25, 2020 – Harris County Commissioners Court approved the Flood Control District to advertise for construction bids in support of this project.

May 19, 2020 - Harris County Commissioners Court approved updates to project details in the 2018 Bond Program List. Update changes funding to reflect engineers estimate and pending construction bid.

April 28, 2020 - Harris County Commissioners Court approved a joint funding structure between the county and the Flood Control District in connection with Mueschke Road and this project.

February 11, 2020 - Harris County Commissioners Court authorized an additional $69,835 for preliminary design of this project.

July 30, 2019 – Harris County Commissioners Court authorized a joint funding structure between Harris County and the Flood Control District in support of this project.

June 4, 2019 – Harris County Commissioners Court authorized negotiations with an engineering firm for materials engineering and testing services in support of this project.

January 8, 2019 – Harris County Commissioners Court authorized a $1,000 excavation and removal agreement in support of this project.

December 18, 2018 – Harris County Commissioners Court accepted a Preliminary Engineering Report and authorized the Flood Control District to proceed with design and construction of this project.

Project Description

This project is part of the Little Cypress Creek Frontier Program, which focuses on the 52‑square-mile Little Cypress Creek watershed in northwest Harris County. This area, which is experiencing rapid development with construction of the Grand Parkway, lacks sufficient natural drainage to accommodate expected growth. By collaborating with landowners and developers, the program works to identify a large-scale, mutually beneficial plan for drainage that cost‑effectively maximizes stormwater mitigation, flood damage reduction and water quality, as well as opportunities for public recreational amenities and open space.

The Kleb Woods Stormwater Detention Basin project involves design and construction of a stormwater detention basin to reduce flooding risks in the watershed, and to mitigate for the widening of Mueschke Road. The basin will help reduce existing flood levels and allow for future stormwater infrastructure improvements that will reduce the risk of flooding in this area.

The 106-acre basin site is located just south of the Kleb Woods Nature Preserve & Center in northwest Harris County. The site has been significantly excavated through previous excavation and removal contracts. Construction on Phase I of the ultimate basin was expected to begin in 2020.

When all phases are complete, this basin is expected to hold an estimated 595-635 acre feet, or 194-207 million gallons of excess stormwater.

Projects that are part of the Little Cypress Creek Frontier Program will be partially funded by the 2018 HCFCD Bond Program. Development impact fees also support the frontier program. Total allocation for Bond Project F-33 is currently $3.7 million.

Stormwater detention basins 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.

Construction Advisory

Preliminary excavation has already taken place...

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.

Community Engagement Meeting

A community engagement meeting was held on Wednesday, November 14, 2018.