June 1

Projects & Studies

Berry Bayou Tributaries and Stormwater Detention

These projects work together to reduce flood risks and damages in the Berry Bayou watershed:

Phase II of Channel Improvements, Berry Bayou Tributary C106-03-00
From Dakota to South Houston City Limits

  • Open channel with concrete lining.
  • Will remove the 1 percent (100-year) floodplain from hundreds of homes and businesses.
  • Construction began in 2015.

Phase III of Channel Improvements, Berry Bayou Tributary C106-03-00
From South Houston City Limits to I-45

  • Continues open channel with concrete lining, with some covered box sections in areas of limited right-of-way.
  • Will remove the 1 percent (100-year) floodplain from hundreds of homes and businesses.
  • Construction began in early 2018

South Richey Stormwater Detention Basin C506-03-00

  • Needed to provide stormwater storage for mitigation of Phase II and Phase III projects on Berry Bayou tributary C106-03-00.
  • Located on a site roughly bordered by South Richey Street, Berry Bayou and Kolb Road.
  • Construction completed in 2016.
  • Basin hold approximately 280.5 acre-feet, or more than 91 million gallons, of excess stormwater.

Crenshaw Stormwater Detention Basin, C506-02-00

  • Needed to provide stormwater storage for mitigation of Phase III project on Berry Bayou tributary C106-08-00.
  • Located on a site bordered by Crenshaw Road, South Shaver Street and Galveston Road (Highway 3).
  • Construction completed in 2015.
  • Basin holds approximately 152 acre-feet, or more than 49 million gallons, of excess stormwater.

Phase III of Channel Improvements, Berry Bayou Tributary C106-08-00

  • Extended concrete lining from the Berry Bayou tributary C106-08-02 (near Coronation Street) to upstream of Shaver Road.
  • Construction complete in 2016.
  • Final construction cost is $3.1 million.