Bond Program Project List
On August 14, 2018, Harris County Commissioners Court approved a list of flood risk reduction projects that would meet the goal of the 2018 bond election, which is to both assist with recovery after previous flooding events (including Harvey) and to make our county more resilient for the future.
This list of 237 projects includes 38 projects that were added as a result of Community Engagement Meetings held across Harris County in June, July and August, 2018. A meeting was held for each of Harris County’s 22 watersheds and in the Halls Bayou watershed (a tributary to Greens Bayou).
Now that voters have approved the bonds, project ideas will continue to be reviewed and the project list could be updated, as appropriate.
High on the priority list for Bond Program projects are construction-ready projects with federal funding partners (such as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Federal Emergency Management Agency) that give our county “the most bang for its flood control buck.”
The list also includes locally funded projects in economically disadvantaged communities that may not meet the federal grant requirements, but where there is a substantial need for flood damage reduction work and a potential to serve the greatest number of residents. Consideration is also given to areas that have a lower level of current protection as compared to other areas in the county.
The Flood Control District list also includes potential flood risk reduction projects developed with input from the County Engineer, the Harris County Community Services Department, and other governmental agencies in Harris County.