Clear Creek projects in final Harris County drainage bond top $113.8 million

Clear Creek is shown near Mykawa and Telephone Road. The Clear Creek watershed has been due for large-scale improvements since a federal project was authorized in 1968.

Clear Creek is shown near Mykawa and Telephone Road. The Clear Creek watershed has been due for large-scale improvements since a federal project was authorized in 1968.

With public input factored in, the final list of projects for the $2.5 billion Harris County drainage bond released on Monday includes 15 items for the Clear Creek watershed totaling over $113.8 million.

In Friendswood, new projects include two more detention basins and drainage improvements for the Heritage Park subdivision.

The original proposed list identified 10 projects, including providing $70 million in local funds to help complete the federally funded U.S. Army Corps of Engineers massive mitigation project for the creek.

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Here are the big-ticket projects that made the final list for the Clear Creek watershed in Harris County:

  • $70 million: Local match funds for the $200 million U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Clear Creek Federal Flood Risk Management Project, which includes detention basins

  • $25 million: Rehabilitation of the creek channel to restore conveyance capacity

  • $9.7 million: Matching funds to support federal grant buyouts of 170 buildings in the watershed

  • $7.4 million: Design and construction of a detention basin off Dagg Road near Brookside Village

  • $6 million: Design and construction of detention basin off Hughes Road near Friendswood

  • $6 million: Restoration and enhancement of wetlands to create credits for wetland mitigation

  • $3.9 million: Local match for a $15.9 million addition to the South Belt stormwater detention basins and to make improvements along Halls Road Ditch

  • $3 million: Subdivision drainage improvements in Heritage Park to reduce the risk of flooding for 900 homes

  • $2.5 million: Local portion of a $10 million detention basin near Dixie Farm Road in Friendswood

  • $2.5 million: Local portion of a $10 million detention basin near FM 528 in Friendswood


A map of all projects can be found on the Harris County Flood Control District website.
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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