Harris County Flood Control District to begin construction on South Braeswood Boulevard detention site

South Braeswood detention sites
This schematic shows the three new detention sites that will be constructed in the coming months at South Braeswood Boulevard and the I-610 Loop. (Rendering courtesy Harris County Flood Control District)

This schematic shows the three new detention sites that will be constructed in the coming months at South Braeswood Boulevard and the I-610 Loop. (Rendering courtesy Harris County Flood Control District)

The Harris County Flood Control District has been given the go-ahead for construction of three connected stormwater detention basins located along Braeswood Boulevard at the I-610 Loop.

Work could begin within a few days and will take about four months to complete, the Harris County Flood Control District said.

“We are working with a sense of urgency to break ground and complete hundreds of individual flood control projects like these across Harris County,” Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo said in a release.

The basins, located between Endicott Lane and South Post Oak Road, will primarily collect stormwater from area streets and control runoff into Brays Bayou, said Gary Zika, a project manager for the flood district.

When complete, about 37 acre-feet of stormwater will be able to be retained during heavy rain events, according to a statement from the district.


The project was made possible through a partnership between the district, which will build and maintain the facility, and the city of Houston, which provided the land.
By Matt Dulin
Matt joined Community Impact Newspaper in January 2018 and is the City Editor for Houston's Inner Loop editions.


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