Projects & Studies

As of 09/07/2016

Upper Horsepen Creek Stormwater Detention Basin

Flood Control District completed the final phase of construction on this $1.36 million project (U506-05-00), located on a 175-acre site near the intersection of Barker-Cypress and West roads in northwest Harris County. The final phase included construction of a weir structure, which controls the timing and amount of stormwater that flows into a detention basin, and significant re-grading of the detention basin’s slopes. During times of heavy rain, rising stormwater in Horsepen Creek now flows into the basin via the weir and is temporarily stored until water levels drop. The basin has the capacity to detain approximately 360 million gallons of stormwater and will help reduce flooding risks for those who live downstream along Horsepen Creek. Harris County Precinct 3 is developing a county park at the basin, with trails, playgrounds, a dog park, parking lots and other recreational facilities.