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.



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