C-09 Channel Conveyance C147-00-00

C-09 Channel Conveyance C147-00-00

Last Modified: 08/27/2020 03:36 PM

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Recent Action

June 6, 2020 – Harris County Commissioners Court authorized the Flood Control District to accept a preliminary engineering report and to proceed with design and construction of the channel conveyance improvements and associated stormwater detention basin.

December 17, 2019 – Harris County Commissioners Court authorized the Flood Control District to apply for a $10 million Federal Emergency Management Agency grant in support of this project.

December 18, 2018 – Harris County Commissioners Court authorized submission of a grant application to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Pre-Disaster Mitigation Flood Risk Reduction Program in support of this project.

September 25, 2018  Harris County Commissioners Court authorized a $925,000 agreement with an engineering firm to conduct an engineering investigation in support of this project 

May 1, 2018  Harris County Commissioners Court authorized submission of a grant application to the Federal Emergency Management Agency Hazard Mitigation Grant program in support of this project

Project Description

On August 25, 2018, Harris County voters approved $2.5 billion in bonds to finance flood damage reduction projects within the county. Harris County is moving forward with the planning and construction of projects with bond funding, while providing transparency of those projects along the way.

The project includes the deepening of an existing Stormwater Detention Basin and channel conveyance improvements from north of the Sam Houston Tollway to where the tributary joins Sims Bayou near Trafalgar Drive. This project will reduce the risk of flooding for residents, and therefore, shrink the regulatory floodplain while avoiding adverse impacts to Sims Bayou or to the natural environment.

The construction of this project will be funded in part by the 2018 Bond Program approved by Harris County voters on August 25, 2018. The Flood Control District is pursuing the remaining funds needed to construct this project from various federal sources.  

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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 Thursday, February 13, 2020.