Two Harris County Flood Control District projects for Pearland, Friendswood residents to watch this spring

Harris County Flood Control District is making progress on drainage projects near Pearland and Friendswood.

Harris County Flood Control District is making progress on drainage projects near Pearland and Friendswood.

Harris County Flood Control District works on projects all over the county, including projects near Pearland and Friendswood. Both the Mud Gully project and the Southbelt Detention Basin and Dagg Road project are making progress this spring.

Mud Gully

The concrete work on Mud Gully Channel is still on track to begin this spring. The project will be federally funded but overseen by the Harris County Flood Control District. The concrete in-line will be necessary, as the channel has been worn down over time due to erosion. An end date for construction has yet to be determined.

Timeline: spring 2020-TBD

Cost: $5 million

Funding source: federal funds

Southbelt Detention Basin and Dagg Road detention basin

The Southbelt Detention Basin and the Dagg Road detention basin are still on track to begin construction this spring. The projects have been packaged together and cost a combined $15.5 million.

The Dagg Stormwater Detention Basin will store excess floodwater during times of heavy rain, according to the Harris County Flood Control District website. The detention basin is located north of Christia V. Adair Park.

Timeline: spring 2020-early 2022

Cost: $15.5 million

Funding source: HCFCD 2018 bond
By Haley Morrison
Haley Morrison came to Community Impact Newspaper in 2017 after graduating from Baylor University. She was promoted to editor in February 2019. Haley primarily covers city government.


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