The Harris County Flood Control District is excavating material from the South Belt Basin and Dixie Farm Road sites starting next week, weather permitting. The material was mistakenly placed on the Dixie Farm site in a flood plain nearly two years ago.
Moving the material is part of two projects funded by the Harris County Flood Control District 2018 bond: the final phase of the South Belt Stormwater Detention Basin and the Dagg Stormwater Detention Basin. Both basins were awarded a $16.9 million construction contract in January, according to a HCFCD press release. Both projects are expected to be completed in spring 2022, according to the release.
The Dagg Stormwater Detention Basin is located at Dagg Road near Christia V. Adair Park. The basin will hold stormwater and will feature floating islands, a first for the flood control district, according to the release.
Harris County Flood Control District to move material on Dixie Farm Road site next week
Harris County will be removing dirt and materials from 2811 Dixie Farm Road to help with sloping in the Dagg Road detention basin. (Courtesy Cheryl Johnson)