Projects & Studies

As of 04/08/2019
A Community Engagement meeting for this project has been scheduled for April 15, 2019, 6-8 p.m., at J. Frank Dobie High School, 10220 Blackhawk Boulevard, Houston, Texas 77089.

RECENT ACTION: Work is scheduled to get started in mid-April 2019.


Major maintenance to restore channel conveyance capacity


In 2019, as part of Bond Project CI-001, the Harris County Flood Control District will conduct a selective clearing project along the Harris County side (north bank) of Clear Creek, from Dixie Farm Road to potentially as far as Interstate Highway 45.

Selective clearing as practiced by the Flood Control District involves identifying and removing downed trees or trees at imminent risk of failure. The primary focus of this operation is to ensure that natural channels function at peak capacity to convey stormwater. A secondary focus is to leave as much of the native understory as possible, while providing maintenance access and clearing non-native species. This work is in addition to the Flood Control District’s cyclical mowing and maintenance program.

The work in the channel and on channel slopes is performed by hand, using chainsaws, machetes and ropes. Contractors travel the channel mostly on foot. Access to the work areas will be via public easements or where the Flood Control District has established a right of entry with private landowners.

Selective clearing encourages the growth of healthy native tree and vegetation species that help minimize bank erosion and provide environmental benefits such as wildlife habitat. Selective clearing also supports regular channel maintenance.

Once work gets started, it will last approximately three to four weeks, weather permitting. Work will be performed by Flood Control District contractor UFL. This work is estimated to cost approximately $200,000.

Before & After Photos of other Selective Clearing Work

Project Stage

This project is in the Construction stage.

>Read more about the PROJECT LIFECYCLE


The Clear Creek Selective Clearing project is one project to be funded under Bond Project CI-001, which is categorized as a “Local Only” bond project. This means there is no other funding partner at this time and total project costs would be paid with bond funding. The Bond Project List includes a total allocation of $25 million for all projects, stages and phases of this Bond Project.

>Read more about the BOND PROJECT LIST


October 23, 2018 – Harris County Commissioners Court authorized and initiated this project