Projects & Studies

As of 07/22/2019

C-11 Project Brays

The Brays Bayou Federal Flood Damage Reduction Project, known as Project Brays, is the largest flood damage reduction program undertaken by the Harris County Flood Control District to date.

A cooperative effort between the Flood Control District and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps), Project Brays is an active multi-year, $480 million project that substantially reduces flooding risks in the Brays Bayou watershed. It is the largest partnership project the Flood Control District and Corps have conducted to date. 

Encompassing more than 75 individual project components, Project Brays will help to reduce flooding risks by widening 21 miles of Brays Bayou from the Houston Ship Channel to Fondren Road and from West Houston Center Boulevard to State Highway 6, replacing or modifying 32 bridges (including two pedestrian bridges) to accommodate channel modifications and excavating four stormwater detention basins that will hold a collective 3.5 billion gallons of stormwater.

> Get more detailed information and up-to-date progress on Project Brays

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Recent Action

December 18, 2018 -- Harris County Commissioners Court authorized the County Judge to execute an amendment to the Flood Control District Project Partnership Agreement with the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers that will allow the Corps to fully reimburse the Flood Control District for any work on the Brays Bayou federal project after February 9, 2018. Previous partial reimbursements for $28 million in work completed before that date are ongoing and are still subject to annual federal appropriations.