Work Progressing on $480M Houston Flood Control Project
Work is wrapping up on the widening of 21 miles of Brays Bayou in Houston, one of 75 individual project components of a $480-million cooperative project between the Harris County Flood Control District and the Corps of Engineers to reduce flooding in the watershed. Later this year, replacement will begin for the 32 cross-bayou bridges, including the span shown above, that could impede wet-weather drainage and cause flooding. In addition to the channel work, four stormwater detention basins have been created in the watershed. The work is separate from the $2.5-billion program of flood control Harris County voters approved in 2018, a year after Hurricane Harvey.