2018 HCFCD Bond Program
Information & Community Engagement
Harris County Commissioners Court plans to call a bond election for August 25, 2018, for the Harris County Flood Control District. Registered voters in Harris County will be asked to vote on what could be $2.5 billion in bonds for flood risk reduction projects throughout the county.
View our interactive map to see the approximate location of more than 150 potential projects that are candidates for bond funding, and to learn more about proposed projects in your area of interest. These potential projects have been identified by the Flood Control District and provide flood risk reduction benefits in the watersheds in which the projects are located.
Potential projects indicated on the interactive map represent projects that would meet the goal of the bond election to both assist with recovery after previous flooding events and to make our county more resilient for the future.
On the interactive map, you can type in your address of interest (home or business) to find your watershed and learn about proposed projects for that area.
As you review the potential projects presented on the interactive map, please know that the Flood Control District needs your help. To prepare an effective flood damage reduction program for our region, we need your input.
While reviewing the interactive map, you may identify problem areas that have not been addressed, or you may see an opportunity for a new project to be added to our list. We need this information from you, and we are looking forward to receiving your input.
Additionally, Community Engagement Meetings will be held by the Flood Control District up to the start of early voting in August 2018 for each watershed. Please join us at the meeting in YOUR watershed to provide comments and suggestions about projects proposed for that specific area.
Potential projects supported by bond funding include:
- Channel modifications to improve stormwater conveyance
- Regional stormwater detention basins
- Major repairs to flood-damaged drainage infrastructure
- Removing large amounts of sediment and silt from drainage channels
- Voluntary buyouts of flood-prone properties
- Wetland mitigation banks
- Property acquisition for preserving the natural floodplains
- Drainage improvements made in partnership with other cities, utility districts, or other local government agencies
- Upgrading the Harris County Flood Warning System
Some of these potential projects would be funded with partnership agreements with the federal government. Bond funds would be used to provide the “local match” funding that is required for participation in these federal partnerships.
Please Note: If voters approve the bonds, the bonds would be sold in increments over at least 10-15 years, as needed for the multiple phases of each project. The actual timing of individual projects will depend on a variety of factors including environmental permitting and right-of-way acquisition. Projects will be authorized individually for funding by Commissioners Court, based on recommendations by the Flood Control District.