Capital Improvement

Capital Improvement Program

Each year, the District submits an annual 5-year Capital Improvement Program (CIP) to Harris County Commissioners Court for approval. The "5-year" refers to a sliding window that constantly advances 5-years into the future as each year passes. This 5-year window encompasses all of the current and estimated capital improvement activities the District will implement throughout Harris County. Implementing projects is one of the three key facets of the District's mission.

Capital Improvement Program Priority Pyramid

> Download the Annual CIP Report for FY 2017 (June 2016)
Download the Annual CIP Report for FY2017 (June 2016)  - No Project Information Sheets

What the CIP Buys

Some of the projects that are implemented may involve channel modifications (modifying of existing streams, bayous or tributaries), new channel construction, excavation of large stormwater detention basins, or buyout of homes that have experienced repetitive flooding or are located hopelessly deep in the regulatory floodplain.

Some of the funds allocated in the CIP go toward flood damage reduction projects implemented solely by the Harris County Flood Control District. Other CIP funds go toward flood damage reduction projects that involve federal partnerships. These partnership projects are bolstered by an influx of federal dollars, and often mean faster completion schedules.

The CIP is Regularly Adjusted

The annual 5-year CIP is visited for adjustments and updates throughout the year by the District and presented to Commissioners Court annually. In June of each year, Commissioners Court holds a CIP review and the District submits its 5-year CIP for review by court members.