Two Harris County Flood Control District drainage projects to know

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.



Drainage and flooding are fresh on Pearland and Friendswood residents' minds, and there are local projects in both cities handled by the counties.

The Harris County Flood Control District is in the midst of two drainage projects near Friendswood: the South Belt Stormwater Detention Basin and Clear Creek Selective Clearing Project.

Phase 3 of the South Belt Stormwater Detention Basin is in the design phase, with construction to begin in the fall. This is the third and final phase of the detention basin, which will receive water flowing from Mud Gully north of Clear Creek. Phase two of the detention basin wrapped up in early 2019.

Timeline: fall 2019-winter 2021
Cost: $15.95 million
Funding source: Harris County 2018 bond

The Harris County Flood Control District started the Clear Creek Selective Clearing Project in mid-April, clearing select vegetation from the creek to improve flow from Dixie Farm Road to FM 528. The project should wrap up in late May.

Timeline: April-May
Cost: $200,000
Funding source: Harris County 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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