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 basin project involves design and construction of a stormwater detention basin to reduce flooding risks in the watershed. 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 Center in northwest Harris County.
The basin site has been significantly excavated through previous excavation and removal contracts. Phase I of the ultimate basin was in design in 2018, with construction expected to begin in 2019.
When complete, this basin is expected to hold a total of approximately 217 million gallons, or more than 665 acre-feet, of excess stormwater.
Projects that are part of the Little Cypress Creek Frontier Program will be partially funded by the 2018 Bond Program. Development impact fees also support the frontier program. Bond Project F-33 is a “Local Only” bond project, which means there is no other funding partner at this time and construction costs will be paid with bond funding.
Total allocation for all phases of this project is currently $3.7 million on the Bond Project List.
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.